The Conservancy hosted two charrettes in 2017, allowing community members to share their visions of a swim facility at a public brainstorming session. Participants divided into smaller topic groups to enable contributions by all regarding safety, equity, fun, beauty, and accessibility. A facilitator guided each discussion, encouraging ideas to be raised, developed and sketched.

The Charles River Conservancy is grateful for the participation, insightful ideas, and varying perspectives, which have been compiled and will be shared with the future design team. Our thanks to the support of the BSA Foundation, and to BSA Space and Microsoft NERD Center for hosting the events. If you would like to connect with us, please join our Facebook page: CRC Team Swim Park

Interested in the ideas generated at the charrettes? Click here to download a summary.

Please view some of our favorite community creations:


If you have any questions about the charrettes or would like to get involved with the Swim Park Project, please contact vnason@thecharles.org

We’d like to thank our sponsors at the