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 City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for many of the Parks of Jamaica Plan and keeps their park information on their website Boston Parks and Recreation.
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.
125 The Arborway, 25 Bussey Street
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
65 Heath Street
Iroquois Woods Urban Wild
50 Iroquois Street
507 Jamaica Way
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.
10 Grottoe Glen Road
Sports Facility, Basketball
399P Center Street
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
36P Oakview Terrace
Olmsted Park Daisy Field
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
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
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.