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Rose Kennedy Greenway Parks

There’s no question that the best way to experience Boston is on foot, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Parks is one of the best city strolls.

North End Parks

This collection of parks spans from Chinatown to North End, and has everything from unique greenery to attractions and historic landmarks. Along the way, don’t forget to admire the incredible views of the waterfront and Boston Harbor. All of these historic landmarks are easily accessible by our Boston accommodation, Boston Park Plaza.

children playing in chinatown Boston
Chinatown Park © rosekennedygreenway.org

Chinatown

At the most southern point of the Greenway Parks lies Boston’s Chinatown district. Chinatown is a great place to explore authentic restaurants, public art, and unique shopping. The neighborhood park consists of a serpentine style path, lined with several trees and plants that are representative of traditional Asian landscape. Cherry trees, irises, and peonies bloom in the spring and remain vibrant throughout the summer, with bamboo and tall grass to provide structure throughout the year. Another popular spot in the neighborhood is the pond with large stepping stones that lead to a small waterfall. Take a stroll through Chinatown to experience a culturally unique neighborhood in Boston, and enjoy this quaint park along the way.

People eating at Dewey Square
Dewey Square © Mass Flickr

Dewey Square

A short walk from Chinatown is Dewey Square Park, which is located in the heart of the Financial District. Dewey Park is known for its large lawn area and gardens, connecting commuters to an outdoor spot in the city to soak up some sun during lunch breaks or for some afternoon unwinding. Although Dewey Park is one of the smallest Greenway Parks, it remains a popular destination for locals and travelers due to the variety of events and food vendors that are present throughout the year. Visitors also stop by to admire the mural that changes seasonally and is painted by local Boston artists. This visually appealing urban park is a great place to grab lunch during the day or enjoy a live music set at night.

Wharf District Park © dev.rosekennedygreenway.org

Wharf District

Further north is the Wharf District Parks, which connect Faneuil Hall and the Financial District to the Boston Harbor. With three open lawns, this park offers several walkways for those looking for a light stroll, and benches for those looking to sit and relax. With a variety of beautiful areas of greenery, the Wharf District Park is the perfect place to enjoy the city outdoors while being close to the waterfront. The park is also conveniently located near a variety of restaurants and shopping for locals and travelers to enjoy. After dinner and some window shopping, take a stroll along the pathways at night to experience the lights and water shows that jet from the paved surface.

North End

At the most northern point of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Parks lie the North End Parks. The historic Freedom Trail runs through the series of parks, with several walkways and benches to enjoy one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston. The North End Parks are the perfect place to picnic, meet up with friends or for a fun-filled day with the whole family. The parks are also equipped with several water jets and shallow canals for children to splash around in while having picturesque European style gardens for adults to admire. Conveniently located within walking distance of the North End neighborhood, these parks offer a diverse experience of nature, water attractions, shopping, and fine dining.

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