Our Story

Friends of Fort Point Channel (Friends) is a non-profit organization committed to making the Fort Point Channel an exciting and welcoming destination for all of Boston’s residents, workforce and visitors. The Friend’s was established in 2004 as a result of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s award winning 2002 Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan. It was created in partnership with Channel landowners, nonprofit and cultural leaders, and residents as a dynamic vision of recreation, cultural activity and diverse year-round programming, which the Friends is responsible for overseeing and executing.

The Friend’s year round programming is free to the public, which is a new model for ensuring civic redevelopment. These programs include Fort Point Fitness, Taste of Fort Point Channel, Channel Boat Tours, Pumpkin Pageant, and Holiday Stroll. The Friends produces the annual South Boston Waterfront Guide, the only comprehensive source of information for area employers, residents, commuters and visitors alike, that ecourages exploration of Fort Point. This year the Friends will produce 50,000 guides, free for the public.