Best Parks in Boston

1. Boston Common
139 Tremont St
207local recommendations
Brooke says “Great place to relax and have a picnic. Walk through the Boston Garden with beautiful flowers and s...” ·
2. Boston Public Garden
4 Charles St
130local recommendations
Mariana says “Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for ...” ·
3. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
159local recommendations
Margaret says “Free to enjoy year round - 265 acres of tree and flower museum designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. L...” ·
4. Fresh Pond
38local recommendations
Amy says “The Fresh Pond Reservoir is a short walk from the house; the paved walk is a 2.25 loop around the po...” ·
5. Harvard Yard
2 Kirkland St
33local recommendations
Monta says “It's... Hahvahd Yard. You'll thank me for telling you to not rub John Harvard's foot. The undergrads...” ·
6. Boston Common Frog Pond
38 Beacon St
21local recommendations
Curtis says “Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public...” ·
7. Rose Kennedy Greenway
185 Kneeland St
17local recommendations
Marla says “Boston has made this into an ever changing venue for public art. Currently on view through October ...” ·
8. Prospect Hill Park
11local recommendations
Bill says “Continental army camped here through the winter of 1776. Monument commemorates flying of the first A...” ·
9. Fort Sewall
8 Fort Sewall Ln
12local recommendations
Amy says “Historic Fort and park with Fabulous views. Start here and walk all through historic Marblehead” ·
10. World's End
Martins Ln
12local recommendations
Stacey says “There is a fee to get in. Plenty of parking. Worth the trip and fee. Bring a picnic lunch no vend...” ·
11. The Lawn On D
420 D St
13local recommendations
Angela says “Park with a lot of cool events for adults (fire & ice festival in the winter, glow in the dark swing...” ·
12. Back Bay Fens
100 Park Dr
12local recommendations
Jonathan says “A great walking, running path along a park system thats right behind the MFA and Isabella Stewart Ga...”
13. Piers Park Sailing Center
95 Marginal St
26local recommendations
Angela says “Best view of the Boston skyline. Walkable from the Maverick Station stop on the Blue Line. Colombian...” ·
14. Danehy Park
99 Sherman St
14local recommendations
Jennie says “Danehy Park is a large park with open spaces and 2 playgrounds. Great for picnics and there is a lar...” ·
15. Cambridge Common
10local recommendations
Kristin says “Another great playground for kids.” ·
16. Francis William Bird Park
Polley Ln
3local recommendations
Vandana says “Summer and Fall Outdoor Programs” ·
17. Q Park
29-49 Stillings St
2local recommendations
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.” ·
19. Callahan State Park
1048 Edmands Rd
2local recommendations
20. Old Morse Park
3local recommendations
Jenny says “Great spot for older children, with larger climbing structures, basketball courts and ping pong tabl...”
21. Alewife Brook Parkway
Alewife Brook Pkwy
2local recommendations
Michelle says “Multi-use path, for biking, jogging, or walking your dog”
22. Hall's Pond Sanctuary
3 Amory St
2local recommendations
Jeff says “Amazing little nature reserve to teleport you away from the city.” ·
23. Powderhouse Park
2local recommendations
24. Lynn Woods
106 Pennybrook Rd
3local recommendations
Isaias says “Great for hiking, biking and walking the dog”
25. Olmsted Park
217 Jamaicaway
2local recommendations
Will says “Great park to walk/run and exercise.”
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 ...”
27. Peters Park
1277 Washington St
7local recommendations
Gregory says “Great Dog Park. Has separate areas for large and small dogs.” ·
28. Mystic River State Reservation
Mystic Valley Pkwy
9local recommendations
Michael says “A short drive away, a public park by the river.” ·
29. Sacramento Field
Sacramento St
2local recommendations
Claire says “Lovely community run garden, perfect for reading and respite in the summer.” ·
30. Ringer Park
85 Allston St
3local recommendations