Greenways & Trails

Protection Strategy
Development of greenways is an open space protection strategy of the Community and Economic Development Department. We have found greenway development is a means to:
  • Contain sprawl
  • Develop recreational opportunities
  • Enhance community character
Open Space Resources
Open space resources presently being utilized for active and passive recreation include: 
UMass Amherst Greenways Plan for Framingham
During the Spring Semester of 2015, the Town worked with a group of students from UMass Amherst's Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Program to develop a Greenways Plan and identify potential projects. While some of the proposed projects are more feasible than others, this Plan is an excellent guide through the the various planning efforts moving forward. Read more here!
Planning continues on the following greenway projects for the future:
  • Cochituate Rail Trail (2015 opening)
  • Weston and Sudbury Aqueducts (additional segments)
  • Bruce Freeman Rail Trail