Best Parks in Boston

Locals’ favourite places

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1. Boston Common
139 Tremont St
207local recommendations
Brooke
Brooke says “Great place to relax and have a picnic. Walk through the Boston Garden with beautiful flowers and s...” ·
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2. Boston Public Garden
4 Charles St
130local recommendations
Emily
Emily says “The Boston Public Gardens are right across the street from the Boston Common. The Public Garden has ...” ·
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3. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
159local recommendations
Fivos
Fivos says “Just a couple of blocks away from home (Arborway & Centre St Entrance), the Arnold Arboretum of Harv...” ·
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4. Fresh Pond
38local recommendations
Anatole
Anatole says “Whether you need to jog, walk or just get quiet time, the Fresh Pond Reservoir provides a safe 2 1/2...” ·
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5. Harvard Yard
2 Kirkland St
33local recommendations
Emma
Emma says “Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a grassy area of 22.4 acres enclosed by fences with tw...” ·
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6. Boston Common Frog Pond
38 Beacon St
21local recommendations
Jason
Jason says “Let the kids run around in the shallow pool during the summer or ice skate in the winter in this gre...” ·
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7. Rose Kennedy Greenway
185 Kneeland St
17local recommendations
Marla
Marla says “Boston has made this into an ever changing venue for public art. Currently on view through October ...” ·
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8. Prospect Hill Park
11local recommendations
Anthony
Anthony says “Prospect Hill Park is a hidden gem, perched on top of Prospect Hill (our neighborhood) and overseein...” ·
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9. Fort Sewall
8 Fort Sewall Ln
12local recommendations
Judy
Judy says “Oh the views! This is a historic coastal fortification located a short walk from the "Old Town" dist...” ·
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10. World's End
Martins Ln
12local recommendations
Sharon
Sharon says “Quiet with great views of Boston in the distance. The pricey entry fees keeps people to a minimum. S...” ·
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11. The Lawn On D
420 D St
13local recommendations
Justine
Justine says “Outdoor green space with live music, lawn games, outdoor art installations, food trucks and a couple...” ·
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12. Back Bay Fens
100 Park Dr
12local recommendations
Jonathan
Jonathan says “A great walking, running path along a park system thats right behind the MFA and Isabella Stewart Ga...”
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13. Piers Park Sailing Center
95 Marginal St
26local recommendations
Theresa
Theresa says “They call it the Crown Jewel of East Boston for a reason. A waterfront park with incredible, panora...” ·
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14. Danehy Park
99 Sherman St
14local recommendations
Oxana
Oxana says “Huge nice municipal park. Has everything from several playground with sprinkler to running tracks to...” ·
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15. Cambridge Common
10local recommendations
Andrew & Marie
Andrew & Marie says “George Washington amassed his Minuteman troops here before attacking the British. Now children can p...” ·
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16. Francis William Bird Park
Polley Ln
3local recommendations
Julian
Julian says “Francis William Bird Park is an 89-acre landscaped and waterscaped park located in Walpole, Massachu...” ·
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17. Q Park
29-49 Stillings St
2local recommendations
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18. Cochituate State Park
43 Commonwealth Rd
3local recommendations
Paul
Paul says “My family and I spent a lot of time at Cochituate State Park. Great picnic venue. Swimming and boa...” ·
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19. Callahan State Park
1048 Edmands Rd
2local recommendations
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20. Old Morse Park
3local recommendations
Jenny
Jenny says “Great spot for older children, with larger climbing structures, basketball courts and ping pong tabl...”
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21. Alewife Brook Parkway
Alewife Brook Pkwy
2local recommendations
Michelle
Michelle says “Multi-use path, for biking, jogging, or walking your dog”
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22. Hall's Pond Sanctuary
3 Amory St
2local recommendations
Melissa
Melissa says “The secret spot! Its a tiny little place no one knows about. Windy paths dedicated to the founders o...” ·
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23. Powderhouse Park
2local recommendations
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24. Lynn Woods
106 Pennybrook Rd
3local recommendations
Isaias
Isaias says “Great for hiking, biking and walking the dog”
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25. Olmsted Park
217 Jamaicaway
2local recommendations
Will
Will says “Great park to walk/run and exercise.”
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26. Mary O'Malley State Park
s Way
2local recommendations
Kevin And Leslie
Kevin And Leslie says “Beautiful Waterfront Park. Public tennis courts, jogging path, picnic area all overlooking parts of ...”
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27. Peters Park
1277 Washington St
7local recommendations
Jen
Jen says “Great playground and ball fields to wear out the kiddos” ·
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28. Mystic River State Reservation
Mystic Valley Pkwy
9local recommendations
Maria  ,
Maria , says “Great walking and bike path less the half mile from our home with beautiful sky view of Boston and ...” ·
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29. Sacramento Field
Sacramento St
2local recommendations
Claire
Claire says “Lovely community run garden, perfect for reading and respite in the summer.” ·
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30. Ringer Park
85 Allston St
3local recommendations