West branch 

The City of Pittsfield, in partnership with the MA Executive Office of  Energy and Environmental Affairs, has completed an Urban River Visions Plan for the Westside Riverway which explores ways to reconnect our community with the West Branch of the Housatonic River.  We invite you to be a part of this process!

Read our Action Plan

View the Westside Riverway Plan here (note: 11"x17", may not print well on a standard printer)

Near Pittsfield’s downtown, the West Branch of the Housatonic passes through a diverse urban neighborhood. The planning workshop will explore possibilities for a riverfront greenway within this neighborhood, creating links to two important city parks: Wahconah Park and Clapp Park. Opportunities include supporting neighborhood revitalization, improving water quality, and celebrating this part of the river as a community asset.
For more information on the project, please contact the Office of Community Development at 499-9344