Updated 3/27/24

We’re so excited to invite you to the 7th Annual CommUNITY Walk at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield! The CommUNITY Walk is an inclusive and accessible celebration of community. As a valued member of our community, we would love for you to join us and this family-friendly and pet-friendly event.  You can help to support Communitas while enjoying a fun-filled day!

The details

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield (at the Bandstand right across from the Upper Common)

Registration, Donation, or Sponsorship

Registration is free! Click the link below to register and get your free t-shirt! Your generous donation will help cover event costs. Your sponsorship will support Communitas in continuing to provide services and programing to families and people with Developmental Disabilities. Every contribution makes a difference. Check out some photos from our 2023 CommUNITY Walk!

  • Family-friendly and pet-friendly atmosphere
  • Fun activities for all ages
  • Connect with your community while supporting a great cause
  • Make an Impact
  • Your participation and support enable us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. Together, we can create positive change and strengthen our community.
Spread the Word

Help us spread the word by sharing this event with your friends and family on social media. Let’s make this year’s CommUNITY Walk the best one yet! Join us as we come together to celebrate unity and make a lasting impact. We can’t wait to see you there!

What are we doing?When does it start?
Registration & T-shirt pickup10:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony10:20 a.m.
Pet Parade10:30 a.m.
Short Stroll or the Full 5 KAt your leisure, starting after 10:45 a.m.
Games, Arts and CraftsAt your leisure, starting after 10:45 a.m.
Dance Party with DJ Kevin SullivanAt your leisure, starting after 10:45 a.m.
Lunch with Zaika Indian Bistro11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremony12:15 p.m.
A long history of empowering people

Communitas was founded in 1954 (formerly known as EMARC) and has a long track record of advocating passionately while compassionately delivering services for people with disabilities that expand opportunities, empower people, support independence and enrich lives. Communitas welcomes, values, respects and supports people of all abilities. Our mission is to meet individual needs – whatever they are and however they change – while inspiring dreams. We advocate passionately while compassionately delivering services and programs that expand opportunities, empower people, support independence and enrich lives.

Values we live by

Communitas is dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered support, programs and services for people with disabilities, across their lifespan and in their communities. We are inspired by and committed to our people as we meet their changing needs and create new pathways for growth.

We offer Family SupportResidential ServicesDay Services, and Recreational Programs, as well as employment and volunteering opportunities, for more than 1,000 families from Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield and surrounding communities.  By eliminating barriers, expanding opportunities and supporting independence, we empower our people to lead full and meaningful lives. Whether you have a child, a transitioning adult, or older adult; we provide a safe environment with services that meet individual needs, whatever they are and however they change, while inspiring dreams