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Sixteen Acres - Springfield, MA
The Sixteen Acres Civic Association Inc., celebrating our 61st year in 2021.

For an update, please see our New Year 2021 January Newsletter.

A message to the 16 Acres Community from our Board of Directors,

We hope that you are all well and safe.

Please note that we have suspended meetings at this time due to the Coronavirus situation. We will resume meetings when the virus situation improves and when the Greenleaf Community Center re-opens.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email or call our contact number.

Thank you.

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.