A view of the Boston Harbor

Trustees in Boston

The Trustees has been stewarding many of Massachusetts’ scenic, natural, and historic assets for 130 years.

  • Trustees in Boston
  • Volunteer, Play, Join, Explore...
  • From Pier to Park
  • Cultivate Community
  • Food Access

Trustees in Boston

Trustees in Boston

Founded in Boston in 1891, today The Trustees manages more than 120 public properties across Massachusetts—trails, beaches, museums, farms, and more. You may know some of our places and our work. But there is always more to discover! We’re working hard to contribute to a better Boston—for all.

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Volunteer, Play, Join, Explore...

Volunteer, Play, Join, Explore…

Each year, more than two million people visit our properties, participate in our public programs and events, or volunteer with us. Bring your family or friends for a new experience. Explore corporate employee memberships, volunteer service days, and get your team outdoors! With so much right in your own backyard, what are you waiting for?

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From Pier to Park

From Pier to Park

With deep and growing roots in Boston, The Trustees is now working to build a series of resilient and welcoming parks around Boston’s harbor—starting with Piers Park III in East Boston. Planning is underway with local neighborhood groups, City officials, and others, as we work to ensure that this new open space is welcoming for all, and honors the rich cultural fabric of adjacent communities.

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Cultivate Community

Cultivate Community

We are the largest owner of community gardens in Boston, with 56 sites across 8 neighborhoods. These local gathering spaces connect people and generate a lot of food: 1,600 Trustees plots feed an estimated 8,000 people, plus the thousands who receive donations from individual gardeners. Gardening workshops, live music, and more bring these places to life—all are invited.

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Food Access

Food Access

Healthy, fresh food options aren’t a fact of life for everyone in every neighborhood. The Trustees Mobile Market is working to fill that gap, providing affordable access to locally grown, organic produce for our neighbors most in need. It brings food directly from three of our certified organic farms in eastern Massachusetts. We serve people in Boston and Cambridge and accept food assistance programs like SNAP/EBT and HIP.

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Join the Trustees

Enjoy 120 sites featuring inspired trails, historic homes, beautiful gardens, farms, summer camps and more.
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Join a community passionate about a sustainable future and engaged in diverse projects across the state.

Support Our Work

We rely on your generous support to protect the irreplaceable landscapes and landmarks of Massachusetts.