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This map was conceived and produced by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service (Challenge Cost Share Program).
PA R K F E AT U R E S 6 Schoolmaster Hill: Named for Ralph Waldo Emerson
White Stadium Overlook Shelter Ruins: Originally a field house, it was one of the few structures Olmsted ever designed.The site was the home to Elma Lewisâ€™ Playhouse in the Park in the â€™60s and â€™70s, and jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, performed here. The Playstead: A large, active sports area that accommodates basketball, tennis and many field sports. Franklin Park Zoo: Founded in 1912, the zooâ€™s 72 acres are home to lions, tigers, giraffes, and more. Visitors to the signature Tropical Forest can stand face-to-face with the Zooâ€™s seven gorillas at one of five glass viewing stations. Heroic statues by Daniel Chester French flank the north entrance. $ www.franklinparkzoo.org William J. Devine Golf Course: Originally a sheep meadow in Olmstedâ€™s design, this 18-hole facility is the second oldest public golf course in the country. Open year round, weather permitting. $ 617.265.4084
who lived near this site in the 1820s when he was a schoolteacher in Roxbury. This hidden spot has picnic tables, century-old white pines, and offers a spectacular view across the park and to the Blue Hills beyond.
7 The Wilderness: A 65-acre native oak forest with
meandering paths and huge Roxbury puddingstone outcroppings, the Wilderness is a picturesque landscape and a good example of urban woodlands.
8 The 99 Steps/Ellicott Arch 9 Scarboro Pond and Hill Peters Hill: The highest point in the Emerald Necklace, 10 Peters Hill (240 feet) offers spectacular views of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and the Boston skyline.
11 Explorers Garden: The area around the Chinese Path
has long been used by researchers to test the hardiness of new plants gathered from around the world by plant explorers. Donâ€™t miss rare and unusual plants like the dove tree, paperbark maple, or Franklinia.
12 Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection: See the oldest
and smallest trees at the Arboretum. Open mid-April to early November.
13 Hunnewell Building: This building houses
administrative offices, a library open to the public, and a visitor center with knowledgeable staff to help make the most of your visit. Maps, brochures, restrooms, as well as a small bookstore. Visitor center hours: Monâ€“Fri 9amâ€“4pm, Sat 10amâ€“4pm, Sun noonâ€“4pm
14 Jamaica Pond Boathouse/Bandstand: Built in
1912, these Tudor-style structures add a rustic element to the pond. Visitors can rent sailboats or rowboats to enjoy unique views of the park or simply drift on the water (www.courageoussailing.org). The Bandstand is home to numerous recreational, educational, and cultural activities. The Boathouse is open April 1 through Veteranâ€™s Day.
15 Parkman Memorial: Daniel Chester French, Sculptor
16 Pinebank Promontory: A peaceful spot in this
busy park, the promontoryâ€™s stunning views across the Pond and cooling breezes through tall pines made it an attractive site for three successive mansions in the 1800s. Today, a granite outline marks the footprint of the last mansion that stood here.
17 Wardâ€™s Pond: This secluded pond is a glacial â€œkettle-
holeâ€? formed at the end of the last ice age. A serene, heavily wooded area, the visitor finds a quiet wilderness, steps from the surrounding city.
18 Wildflower Meadow: Once the site of an indoor ice
skating rink, the meadow now offers unique habitat for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
Daisy Field: Olmsted originally designed this as a large 19 meadow surrounded by woods. Today, playing fields serve community groups for little league, softball, soccer and touch football.
20 Allerton Overlook: This semi-circular walk descends
into the park and provides scenic views of the banks and islands of Leverett Pond.
21 Leverett Pond: Leverett Pond is a fine example
of Olmstedâ€™s skill combining landscape, water, and structure into his designs. Islands were created to provide both visual interest and waterfowl breeding area.
22 Bellevue Street Bridge 23 Chapel Street Bridge Area/Historic Bridle
Paths: Bridges played a key role in all of Olmstedâ€™s work, not only along rivers, but everywhere that he sought to separate different modes of transportation. The Chapel Street Bridge separated walkers above from the bridle path below.
24 Round House Shelter 25 Joseph Lee Playground (Clemente Field):
This area accommodates softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, basketball and a recreational running track. One of the diamonds was named in honor of Roberto Clementeâ€”the first Latin American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fameâ€”who died in a plane crash while doing humanitarian work in Central America.
26 James P. Kelleher Rose Garden: Designed by
landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff in the 1920s, this garden was restored by the City of Boston and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. Combining the best of old and new roses, todayâ€™s garden includes over 1,500 plants representing 200 different varieties.
27 War Memorials 28 Japanese Bell: Found on a scrap heap in Yokosuka, this beautiful 325-year-old temple bell was brought back by sailors on the USS Boston in 1945. In 1953, the Japanese government wished it to remain in Boston as a gesture of world peace.
29 Gatehouses: These massive, granite buildings in the Richardsonian style, were built to regulate the waters of Stony Brook flowing into the Muddy River. (Future site of Emerald Necklace Conservancy visitor center)
30 Victory Gardens: Victory Gardens were cultivated
during World Wars I and II to ease demand on the wartime food supply. Today the plots are tended by recreational gardeners who pay a small yearly feeâ€”and grow much more than vegetables.
31 Boylston Bridge: Designed by prominent 19th-century architect H. H. Richardson, this bridge is constructed of Cape Ann granite. Projecting bays, or â€œtourelles,â€? offer sweeping views across the Fens.
32 Leif Eriksson Statue 33 Boston Womenâ€™s Memorial: Mayor Thomas M. Menino
35 William Lloyd Garrison Statue: Publisher of
â€œThe Liberatorâ€? and founder of the New England AntiSlavery Society, Garrison was a powerful voice in the abolitionist movement. Olin Levi Warner, Sculptor
36 Alexander Hamilton Statue: Hamilton, a Founding
Father who also started the central banking system, welcomes visitors to the Mall between Arlington and Berkeley streets. Dr.William Rimmer, Sculptor
38 George Washington Statue: Thomas Ball, Sculptor
reserved the site for a womenâ€™s memorial in 1992. The Boston Womenâ€™s Commission selected Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone, and Phillis Wheatley as exemplary figures. Meredith Bergmann, Sculptor
Swan Boats: These iconic pedal boats first appeared on 39 the Lagoon in 1877. Designed by Robert Paget, they are
34 Samuel Eliot Morison Statue: This scholar, educator,
and her eight ducklings were created as a tribute to Robert McCloskey, author of a childrenâ€™s book about ducks that live in the Public Gardenâ€™s Lagoon. Nancy SchĂśn, Sculptor
and maritime historian was the Pulitzer-prize winning author of the â€œOxford History of the United Statesâ€? (1927) and â€œThe Oxford History of the American Peopleâ€? (1965). Penelope Jencks, Sculptor
Central Burying Ground: Purchased in 1756 and 41 added to the Common in 1839, this is the final resting
place for Revolutionary War soldiers and many others.
and Sailors Civil War Monument: 42 Soldiers Martin Milmore, Sculptor Pond: Site of 1848â€™s â€œWater Celebrationâ€?inaugurating 43 Frog the cityâ€™s public water system, today the pond serves as a
skating rink in the winter and a supervised wading pool in the summer.The Tadpole Playground is nearby.
37 9/11 Memorial
Shaw Memorial: This honors the 54th Regiment of 44 the Massachusetts infantry. Led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the 54th was the first free black regiment in the Union. Bronze relief by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Granite frame and terrace by Charles F. McKim
still owned and operated by the Paget Family. $
40 Make Way for Ducklings Sculpture: Mrs. Mallard
45 Brewer Fountain Boston Common Visitorsâ€™ Center and Park 46 Ranger Station: Maps, tourist information, and rest
rooms. This also marks the start of the Freedom Trail ÂŽ. Hours: Mondayâ€“Saturday, 8:30 amâ€“5pm; Sunday 10amâ€“6pm
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