Commonwealth Invests in Lawrence with Multi-Million Dollar Gateway Initiative Grant to Fund River Revitalization

Groundwork Lawrence and the City of Lawrence have been awarded $2.6M from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its Spicket River Revitalization Project. The funds allow for the realization of a decade-long effort to build the Spicket River Greenway, which will link the new and existing parks along the River through the lowest-income areas of Lawrence. To learn more about this exciting news read our press release(pdf), as well as the Commonwealth's release(pdf).

Lawrence Farmers Markets Open for the Season!

Groundwork Lawrence is pleased to announce that the Lawrence Farmers Markets will be open for business beginning Tuesday, July 6. This season, in addition to our market on Wednesdays at Appleton Way, we are offering new markets on Tuesdays from 4-7:30pm at the McGovern Train Station and Saturdays from 9-1 at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center's Park Street site at the corner of Park and Lawrence Streets. Read more...

We are Hiring a Project Manager

GWL is seeking a Project Manager to lead and implement a variety of landscape and infrastructure improvement projects throughout the City of Lawrence. Projects typically include a mix of renovation and new construction of parks, streetscapes, community and schoolyard gardens, and waterfront trails, as well as site planning and design for residential and mixed-use properties. Read more...

195th Army Concert Band in Lawrence, MA

Thursday July 8th, the City of Lawrence will host the 195th Army Concert Band from Bangor, Maine at the Lawrence Campagnone Common from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. This concert is free of charge and open to the public. This family friendly event is coordinated by the Lawrence Department of Recreation and the Lawrence Department of Veterans’ Services. We encourage residents to attend and take part of this wonderful event. Please pass the word and help us make this event a great success!

Comida Local Festival to be at Groundwork's Farmers Market

Join us Saturday August 7th at our 216 Lawrence Street Farmers Market for the Comida Local Festival!
When: 9am-1pm
Where:216 Lawrence Street, Corner of Lawrence and Park
What: A local movement including, local chefs, free food samples, and local entertainment!
Click here for updates and info about this event.

Commonwealth Invests in Lawrence with Multi-Million Dollar Gateway Initiative Grant to Fund River Revitalization

Lawrence, MA, July 7, 2010--- Groundwork Lawrence and the City of Lawrence have been awarded
$2.6M from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its Spicket River Revitalization Project. The
funds allow for the realization of a decade-long effort to build the Spicket River Greenway, which will
link the new and existing parks along the River through the lowest-income areas of Lawrence.

The $2.6 million dollar grant for work on the Spicket River Greenway will enable the City and
Groundwork Lawrence to finalize the design and construct about 2.5 miles of paths along the Spicket
River from Manchester Street Park to the outfall of the Spicket River into the Merrimack River.
Envisioned by the community as an “emerald bracelet” the Greenway will connect neighborhoods and
six existing parks – including the recently completed Manchester Street and Dr. Nina Scarito Parks.
This is an exciting opportunity for the Lawrence. The Greenway was first envisioned over a decade
ago as a means of providing access to this distinctive environmental feature of North Lawrence and
achieving a number of other goals including river restoration, neighborhood revitalization, civic
engagement, improved public health, and increased recreational opportunity.