Founded in 1977, The Fenway Alliance is a membership service and advocacy organization dedicated to the prosperity and growth of the Fenway Cultural District. Members of The Fenway Alliance, a 501(C) 3 not-for-profit organization, are a consortium of twenty-one major cultural, arts and academic institutions located in The Fenway Cultural District.
In 1996, the Fenway Alliance launched what ultimately became a multi-phase $92 million restoration of the Muddy River Parklands section of Frederick Law Olmsted’s famed Emerald Necklace Park System. To reverse the damage inflicted by decades of neglect and a series of devastating flood events in the 1990s, the Fenway Alliance has provided oversight to a project involving 11 local, state and federal agencies and 25 civic groups. The Muddy River Restoration Project reflects the core strengths of the Alliance.