Arnold Arboretum

From the Arboretum Website: Established in 1872 and planned and designed in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arnold Arboretum is a National Historic Landmark and one of the best preserved of Olmsted’s landscapes. Founded as a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of […]

Allandale Woods

A Boston Urban Wild in Jamaica Plain & West Roxbury “Allandale Woods Urban Wild is the City’s largest and most ecologically significant natural area.”— Carrie Marsh, Boston Parks and Recreation Commission Allandale Woods is an 86 acre woods with is an extensive trail system leading to ponds, a cattail marsh, intertwined streams feeding Bussey Brook, […]

Boston Urban Wilds Program

Urban wilds form an essential part of the City’s open space system. They play a key role in mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change. ABOUT THE PROGRAM Vast salt marshes once covered most of East Boston and the Dorchester shoreline, meadows dotted the hilltops of Roxbury, and pristine streams coursed through the forests of […]

Parks in Jamaica Plain

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 […]