The East Boston Greenway is a linear park planned along the old railroad right-of-way, connecting neglected portions of East Boston’s historic waterfront to the Piers Park, the Boston Parks stadium and two Urban Wilds - Wood Island Bay Marsh and Belle Isle Marsh.
The East Boston Greenway provides a buffer along the Logan Airport edge to the City and when complete, will add over 12 acres of new park land and a 3.3 mile pedestrian/bike trail through the center of East Boston. The Greenway’s development is closely tied with the "Big Dig" project which is building the 15 acre Bremen St Park and a 7 acre expansion of Memorial Stadium along the greenway alignment. The City of Boston who purchased the abandoned Conrail railroad line.
The Friends of the East Boston Greenway and its predecessor the East Boston Greenway Council has provided the vision for the Greenway and the planning for its many public programs. The mission of The Friends of the East Boston Greenway is to promote the establishment, development, maintenance and positive use of the East Boston Greenway and they work to develop and promote educational and cultural programming concerning natural resources, local history and health and fitness with the East Boston Greenway as the venue for these programs. The Friends/ Council meets monthly and enables residents to have a voice in how the Greenway is being developed. BNAN provides staff for the Friends/Council. Additional participants are always welcome.
This new map of East Boston showcases all of its wonderful green spaces, from small neighborhood community gardens and pocket parks, to bike paths and larger signature parks. One of the most notable things about East Boston is the explosion of new open spaces and parkland in recent years.
Whether you are a lifelong East Boston resident or just visiting, East Boston green space has something to offer everyone. As a community surrounded by water on three sides, the water views provided by East Boston Parks are exceptioinal, and "Eastie" also boasts stunning views of the Boston skyline.
So enjoy! Take a walk, go on a bike ride, pass time on a bench with a harbor view, or kick around a soccer ball--it's all here in East Boston.
The East Boston Open Space Map and Guide is available online below or in paper form in both English and Spanish. To request a paper copy call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Download East Boston Open Space Map and Guide in pdf. format here:
Fifth graders from Excel Academy Charter School volunteered helping with the lily plantings along the East Boston Greenway in October 2009. Their enthusiasm during fall clean-up was termendous and their work will be appreciated by the users of the Greenway. Click here to see photos of the wonderful work they did.
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