Active Living

Malden is working to incorporate physical activity into daily life.

View program offerings, activities and classes by the Malden Recreation Department by visiting their website:

Image of rowers on the Malden River
Image of artwork on an electrical box that shows a map of where and when Malden had a river

Be a Role Model! Protect the Malden River.

Malden River Works

Congratulations to the Malden River Works Committe! The $100,000 Norman B. Leventhal triennial prize was established by MIT’s Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) to catalyze innovative, interdisciplinary urban design and planning approaches worldwide to improve both the environment and the quality of life for residents.

Malden Walks sign

Visit the Malden Committee on Walkability Facebook Page here.


Malden Walking Map
Greater Boston cycling and walking map
QR Codes for The Malden River Walking Route and the Walk Malden Walking Route!
Malden River Walking Route QR Code


Look for these signs from the MASS DOT
“Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet” at Mountain Ave. and Main St… Ferry St. and Main St.
image of geometric artwork in Malden MA
Image of sidewalk painting of a manhole indicating where the malden river used to flow
Malden River Route logo
Learn more about the Northern Strand Community Trail.

Malden Community Garden

Community Gardens benefit the community in multiple ways:
  • Increase habits of eating healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Gardening is a healthy, inexpensive activity for youth that allows them to experience urban farming while they interact with each other in a socially meaningful way.
  • Increase a sense of ownership and stewardship for the community.
  • Promote environmental sustainability.
  • Increase physical activity and improved nutrition.
Read More about the Malden Community Garden

Become A Healthier You!

Click on the graphics below to learn more!

Complete Streets

Malden is a Complete Streets Community!

Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Complete Streets allow for safe travel by those walking, bicycling, driving automobiles, riding public transportation, or delivering goods. Complete Streets are promoted as offering improved safety, health, economic, and environmental outcomes. Complete Streets emphasize the importance of safe access for all users, not just automobiles.

Malden is a Complete Streets partner. Visit:  MPHA: Action for a Healthy Massachusetts or Metropolitan area planning council to learn more about the Complete Streets Coalition.


Malden Complete Streets in the news!

Malden’s first Complete Streets Projects, more to come!!

Learn more about Massachusetts Safe Routes to School programs.