Boston Links: Recreation


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Arnold Arboretum

Boston's tree and shrub park - part of the Emerald Necklace.

Boston GreenSpace Alliance

Promoting the protection, creation, care and use of Bostonís parks and open spaces.

Boston Harbor Islands

All about the city, state and national parks in the harbor.

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

Boston Harbor Islands Reservation

MDC park.

Boston National Historic Park

Revolutionary sites.

Boston Parks and Recreation Department

Overseas 215 parks (including the Emerald Necklace) and playgrounds and two golf courses. Boston Park Rangers offer interpretive tours of parks such as the Common and the Emerald Necklace.
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Emerald Necklace

Description of Boston's famous string of parks.

Franklin Park

The pendant at the bottom of the Emerald Necklace and the largest park in the chain.

Friends of the Lynn Woods

A 2200 acre forest reserve in Lynn, the second largest city park in the United States.

Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation

A volunteer organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the MDC's Middlesex Fells Reservation in Medford, Winchester, Stoneham, Malden, and Melrose.

Great Public Spaces: Boston Common and Public Garden

Description and history of these parks.

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Plain park that features rowing, sailing, outdoor concerts and a walking/jogging path.

Land of the Commonwealth: A Portrait of the Conserved Landscapes of Massachusetts

Book: History of the parkland bought and preserved by the Trustees of Reservation.

Massachusetts State Forests and Parks

A guide to state-run parks throughout Massachusetts.

Minute Man National Historic Park

Historic sites associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution, in Lexington, Concord, and Lincoln. Also contains The Wayside, home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Sidney.

State parks and recreational facilities

Descriptions of and directions to DCR (formerly )MDC parks in greater Boston.

Stony Brook Reservation

475-acre forest centered on Turtle Pond. Paved trails through the woods offer views of glacial outcroppings.
West Roxbury, Hyde Park
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The Trustees of Reservations

The nation's oldest private, statewide conservation and preservation organization. Manages 83 reservations throughout Massachusetts.

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