Working For The Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Coalition is an alliance of open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation organizations working with municipalities to help them understand, adopt, and implement the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA).

The Coalition was formed in the 1990s with the goal of achieving passage of the Community Preservation Act. With leadership and help from our diverse Steering Committee, the Coalition works to preserve Massachusetts communities’ unique character by advocating for and supporting the Community Preservation Act, advancing smart growth and sustainable development for communities across the Commonwealth.

CPA Data Center

Technical Assistance Database

A database of reference documents to help you understand and correctly implement CPA.

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Latest CPA News
Harris Park in Medford CPA Highlight: Harris Park Selected as Medford's First CPA Project


Over a dozen new communities have adopted CPA in the last few years, and projects like Harris Park in Medford are the first of many great CPA proposals to come. 


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ParkServe Online Mapping Tool

ParkServe - Mapping Your Community's Park Accessibility


ParkServe is an interactive, online mapping tool that can show you how a new CPA park could affect your community.


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