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Sixteen Acres - Springfield, MA last updated March 13th, 2024


...that our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 19th? Community Police presentation @ 6:00 pm, and the general meeting will begin at 7:00. Our scheduled guest speakers are DJ Conway from Springfield International Charter School to speak on the school's tennis court project and William Cahillane, Project Manager, City of Springfield, will speak on the Plumb Field at Duggan project.

...that your FY 2024 Civic Association Membership fee is due? Please remember to bring your payment to our next general meeting.

...that the date of our April meeting has been moved to April 23rd

...that the Springfield City Council and other municipal meetings are available for viewing on YouTube. If you create an account and subscribe, you can choose to get notified when new meetings become available. Check out the Springfield Municipal Meetings YouTube page by clicking here.

...that the City of Springfield has its very own call center, where you can report such issues as potholes or ask questions related to city services. You can dial 311 from a LAN line or call 413-736-3111 from any phone.

SCHOLARSHIP: The 2024 Scholarship Application is now available. If you or someone you know meet the requirements to apply, please fill out the form and return it per the instructions. To complete and download the form, please click here.

HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL: The Springfield DPW has announced their SPRING 2024 schedule for hazardous waste collection for Springfield residents only. Saturday April 6th, Saturday April 27th and Saturday May 18th. All dates are from 8am - 12 noon. The drop off location is Springfield DPW, 70 Tapley St, and drop off is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 413-736-3111, and leave a message with your name, phone number and address. Someone will return your call to schedule your appointment time. Click here for additional information.

OUR MISSION is to advocate for and work towards a constantly improving, strong and healthy community in which many work and live. Springfield is fortunate to have a civic association or civic council for each of its diverse neighborhoods. These organizations serve as a liaison with city government and contribute to strong neighborhoods. Some of the civic associations are funded by the city, others are not. The Sixteen Acres Civic Association, Inc. is funded solely from contributions and dues from our members. Any person living in Sixteen Acres is eligible for membership into the Association.THE SIXTEEN ACRES NEIGHBORHOOD is located in the southeastern part of the city, beginning about three miles from the Central Business District. It is Springfield's largest neighborhood, containing 4,506 acres plus rights of way and water bodies. Principal boundaries are Watershops Pond and the North Branch of the Mill River to the north; the Town of East Longmeadow to the south; Schneelock Brook to the west; and the Town of Wilbraham to the east. Meetings of the association are held on the third Tuesday of the month, except for January, July and August, at the Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 ½ Parker St., Springfield beginning at 7 p.m.