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Sixteen Acres - Springfield, MA last updated May 23, 2023

- Warmer weather is upon us. As a reminder, please lock your vehicle doors and do not leave anything of value inside. Adjacent neighborhoods are reporting multiple individuals checking vehicle doors overnight and they are likely to expand to 16 Acres.


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

SCHOLARSHIP - Only a few days left to apply for the 16 Acres Civic Association Scholarship. The scholarship application form is available by clicking here. All returned applications must be postmarked by May 31. Eligibility is open to all Sixteen Acres college students whose home is in the area defined by the Association By-Laws.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK has returned! Springfield's Buildings and Recreation Management has announced that the Springfield Parks Department will once again host the Forest Park Concert Series this year beginning on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at the Forest Park Amphitheater. The outdoor concerts, all scheduled for 6:30 p.m., are open to the public and free of charge. In the event of inclement weather, the rain location for the concerts in the park will be at the Carriage House.

Those attending may enter Forest Park through the Sumner Avenue or Route 5 entrances for free after 5:30 p.m. on the evenings of the concerts. For more information call 413-787-6435 or visit Springfield's Parks.

Date Artist Genre
June 1 Blood Brothers Rock
June 8 Michelle Brooks Thompson Motown, R&B, Pop/Soul Music
June 15 Alex Rohan Band Soft Rock, Blues, Alternative Music
June 22 Dee Reilly Country and Patriotic Music
June 29 Floyd Patterson’s Hipptown Soul, R&B, Classics Music

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.