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Jamaica Plain both sits at the end of Boston’s Emerald Necklace, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, and is a neighborhood rich in Tot Lots, Sport Courts, and Playgrounds. The parks in Jamaica Plain are an absolute treasure of Boston.

The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for many of the parks in Jamaica Plan and keeps their park information on their website Boston Parks and Recreation.

Allandale Woods

7 Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA

Allandale Woods Urban Wild is the City’s largest and most ecologically significant natural area.” — Carrie Marsh, Boston Parks and Recreation Commission

Allandale Woods has many friends, pages, and activities.

Join the Facebook groups for Friends of Allandale Woods and Allandale Woods Hiking Trail.

Arnold Arboretum

125 The Arborway, 25 Bussey Street

Mothers' Day Lilacs at Arnold Arboretum are a gem of parks in Jamaica Plain.
It is truly spring in Boston when the lilacs are in full bloom at the Arnold Arboretum for the Mothers’ Day strolls.

Occupying 281 acres, the Arboretum’s living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.

Back of the Hill Urban Wild

60 Ellingwood Street

Back of the Hill Urban Wild is composed of a steep forested slope stretching from Huntington Avenue to Parker Hill Avenue. The urban wilds add to the green space of the parks in Jamaica Plain.

Brewer-Burroughs Playground

Agassiz School Site 2P Brewer Street

Rated an excellent Tot-Lot by moms of Jamaica Plain! Toys, climbing structure, shade trees, and lots of benches.

Bussey Brook Meadow

255 South Street

Bussey Brook Meadow is a a 24 Acre Parcel of the Arnold Arboretum and one of the Boston Urban Wilds.

English High School Ball Fields

20 Williams Street

Not all parks in Jamaica Plain are about flowers and wilderness. The Ball Fields at English High School are all about sports.

Sports Facility, Multi-Use Field, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Basball, Batting Cage, Public Art

Forbes Street Playground

60 Forbes Street

Playground, Play Structures for Ages 2-12

Forest Hills Cemetery

Boston’s first public park. Henry A. S. Dearborn, then Mayor of Roxbury founded Forest Hills Cemetery in 1848 and intended to create a place which urban dwellers could visit to connect with nature, refresh the spirit, and take delight in beauty.

Franklin Park

1 Franklin Park Road

Welcome to the “country park,” the largest park and crowning jewel of Frederick Law Olmsted’s achievements in Boston. Come visit the zoo, play a round of golf, picnic, perambulate, or play ball in Franklin Park’s vast expanses of green.

Learn more at Boston Parks and Recreation

Hanlon Square Brigham Circle

725 Huntington Avenue

Heath Square

65 Heath Street

Iroquois Woods Urban Wild

50 Iroquois Street

Jamaica Pond

507 Jamaica Way

Jamaica Pond, one of the largest and most beautiful Parks in Jamaica Plain is a great place for walking and boating.

Known as a Glacial Kettle Hole. Today, Bostonians flock to Jamaica Pond for concerts, children’s programs, theater performances, rowing, sailing, fishing, running and biking with a view. 

Boating on Jamaica Pond is one of the most fun activities at Parks in Jamaica Plain.

Jefferson Playground

10 Grottoe Glen Road

Sports Facility, Basketball

Mahoney Square

399P Center Street

Public Art

McLaughlin Playground

239 Parker Hill Avenue

Sports Facility, Basketball, Baseball, Little League, Batting Cage, Playground, Play Structures for Ages 2-12, Public Art

Mission Hill Playground Sheehy/Smith Playground

60 Smith Street

Playground, Play Structure for Ages 2-12, Swings, Tot Spray, Sports Facility, Soccer, Baseball

Mozart Street Playground

10 Mozart Street

Playground, Play Strucutre for Ages 5-12, Swings, Tot Spray, Sports Facility, Basketball, Public Art

Murphy Playground Carolina Avenue Playground

20 Child Street

Sports Facility, Softaball, Playground, Play Structure

Nira Rock Nira Rock Urban Wild

22 Nira Avenue

Natural Features, Scenic, Urban Wild

Oakview Terrace

36P Oakview Terrace

Olmsted Park Daisy Field

217 Jamaicaway

Sports Facility, Multi-Use Field, Softball, Soccer

Parker Hilltop Parker Hilltop Urban Wild

225 Parker Hill Avenue

Parkman Memorial Jamaica Plain Park

330 Perkins Street

Public Art

Parley Vale Preserve

18-20 Parley Street

Paul Gore Street Park, Paul Gore Street Garden, Paul Gore Street Playground

60 Paul Gore Street


Rossmore-Stedman Park, Rossmore & Stedman Street Park, Rossmore-Stedman Tot Lot

40 Rossmore Street

Playground, Play Structures for Ages 2-5

Soldiers Monument, The Monument

1 South Street

South Street Mall & Courts

52 South Street

Sports Facility, Tennis

Southwest Corridor

The Southwest Corridor Park, a Massachusetts State Park, is a 4.1 mile, linear park stretching from the Back Bay to Forest Hills. The park links South End, Back Bay, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain with a street-level, greenway. Recreational facilities include: 11 playgrounds, 2 spray pools, 7 basketball courts, 5 tennis courts, 2 street hockey rinks, 2 amphitheaters, and 6 miles of trails.

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