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Boston's "Emerald Necklace" of parks and gardens is both a historic and natural treasure. The Conservancy works to maintain and enrich the parks for the benefit of all.



The great 19th-century American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed most of the famous city parks in the northeastern United States.

Among his greatest works were New York City's Central Park and the "Emerald Necklace" of parks, gardens and boulevards that extend natural beauty from Boston's historic Boston Common all through the city to the Arnold Arboretum miles away.

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and maintaining Olmsted's legacy, and enriching the experience of everyone who visits and enjoys this natural and architectural treasure.

The Conservancy organizes numerous fun events in the parks. Visit their website for details.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
891 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Tel: 617-522-2700
Fax: 617-522-2770

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Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

Commonwealth Avenue Mall, a link in Olmsted's Emerald Necklace of parks, gardens and boulevards in Boston.


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