Best Parks in Boston

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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
Mariana
Mariana says “Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for ...” ·
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3. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
159local recommendations
Margaret
Margaret says “Free to enjoy year round - 265 acres of tree and flower museum designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. L...” ·
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4. Fresh Pond
38local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “The Fresh Pond Reservoir is a short walk from the house; the paved walk is a 2.25 loop around the po...” ·
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5. Harvard Yard
2 Kirkland St
33local recommendations
Monta
Monta says “It's... Hahvahd Yard. You'll thank me for telling you to not rub John Harvard's foot. The undergrads...” ·
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6. Boston Common Frog Pond
38 Beacon St
21local recommendations
Curtis
Curtis says “Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public...” ·
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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
Bill
Bill says “Continental army camped here through the winter of 1776. Monument commemorates flying of the first A...” ·
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9. Fort Sewall
8 Fort Sewall Ln
12local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “Historic Fort and park with Fabulous views. Start here and walk all through historic Marblehead” ·
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10. World's End
Martins Ln
12local recommendations
Stacey
Stacey says “There is a fee to get in. Plenty of parking. Worth the trip and fee. Bring a picnic lunch no vend...” ·
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11. The Lawn On D
420 D St
13local recommendations
Angela
Angela says “Park with a lot of cool events for adults (fire & ice festival in the winter, glow in the dark swing...” ·
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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
Angela
Angela says “Best view of the Boston skyline. Walkable from the Maverick Station stop on the Blue Line. Colombian...” ·
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14. Danehy Park
99 Sherman St
14local recommendations
Jennie
Jennie says “Danehy Park is a large park with open spaces and 2 playgrounds. Great for picnics and there is a lar...” ·
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15. Cambridge Common
10local recommendations
Kristin
Kristin says “Another great playground for kids.” ·
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16. Francis William Bird Park
Polley Ln
3local recommendations
Vandana
Vandana says “Summer and Fall Outdoor Programs” ·
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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
Brian & Carolyn
Brian & Carolyn says “Iconic New England lake, nature and wildlife. Hiking biking canoe kayak lots of options.” ·
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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
Jeff
Jeff says “Amazing little nature reserve to teleport you away from the city.” ·
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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
Gregory
Gregory says “Great Dog Park. Has separate areas for large and small dogs.” ·
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28. Mystic River State Reservation
Mystic Valley Pkwy
9local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “A short drive away, a public park by the river.” ·
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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