After touring the Charles River Basin in 2006 with the DCR commissioner and Dan Driscoll, we identified the Watertown Riverfront as a key restoration project. It is a critical link in the regional Charles River path system and an important piece of a 3 mile loop serving Boston, Newton, and Watertown neighborhoods. Sasaki Associates based in Watertown was hired by the foundation to produce a site design that includes new access points and paths, riverbank restoration, and river overlooks. Chester Engineering further refined the design for the riverbanks and paths. Local artist Mitch Ryerson fabricated a "sensory garden" and play space from wood and stone to serve everyone including blind children. The result of all this hard work according to Perkins School for the Blind is one of the most accessible and innovative parks for sight impaired people in the country. We cut the ribbon and officially opened the new park in July 2016.