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local community members who care about our area
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Sixteen Acres - Springfield, MA last updated March 21, 2023
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...that you can contact the Civic Association by email? If you have any suggestions for a guest speaker, an idea for ARPA funds, have a question about your membership, or just want to say hello, feel free to Send an Email

...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 call 311 from a LAN line or call 413-736-3111 from any phone.

Yard Waste - Springfield will resume yard waste pickup beginning April 4th on your normal recycling day. Remember to be kind to your trash collectors. Please make sure that your yard waste bags are not disintegrating from snow or rain and if you are using barrels, make sure that any water has drained out. You can simply drill several holes in the bottom of the plastic barrels to allow the wather to drain out.

BLOG PAGE - Check out more useful information on our Latest Info page.

SCHOLARSHIP - We are planning to present one $500 scholarship at our meeting on June 20th 2023. The scholarship application form is available by clicking here and will also be available at our February 21st meeting. Eligibility is open to all Sixteen Acres college students whose home is in the area defined by the Association By-Laws.

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.