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Sixteen Acres - Springfield, MA
The Sixteen Acres Civic Association Inc., celebrating our 59th year in 2019.

Please note: It is time to make payment of 2019 dues. Dues are $12 for one adult, $14 for two adults at the same address and $14 for business membership. Please send your check to Sixteen Acres Civic Association, Inc., Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 ½ Parker St., Springfield, MA 01129. For further information, please click the Membership tab above. Thank you.


Students who are currently attending college and have their home in Sixteen Acres are encouraged to apply for the $1,000.00 scholarship award from the Sixteen Acres Civic Association, Inc. The application and supporting documents must be sent via regular mail and postmarked no later than May 31, 2019 and received by June 7, 2019. It is important that the applicant’s home address be within the 16 Acres boundaries as defined in the association by-laws which can be viewed on this website. For further details click here for a pdf of the application.

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.