Newton Park and Conservation Lands
Lost Pond Sanctuary and Skyline Park
and driving directions on Google Maps for entrances at:
Arlington Road Newton Street
MBTA: a 1.0 mile walk from Chestnut Hill Station, Green Line
Newton Conservators trail map (Buy a copy of our trail guide)
Other maps and aerial
photos: Bing USGS
Connects to: Kennard Park
SIZE: 58 acres
LONGEST WALK: 1.7 miles, on loop including Kennard Park
(a longer walk that includes this park)
ACQUIRED: 1918 AND 1982
ADMINISTERED BY: Reservation:
Conservation area and Skyline Park: Brookline
Parks and Open Space Division
The property adjoins Kennard
Park and Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Parkway, forming
140 acres of protected trails and wildlife. Skyline Park has over 15 acres of sport fields, playgrounds, and trails
Quaking bog -- Lost Pond is a
kettle hole that has developed into a quaking
bog on its northern edge, an unusual type of wetland in which
peat forms a floating mat over the water.
||Land was owned
by George Griggs, Mary Clark, and heirs of Charles Heath.
parcel was bought by two citizens and donated to the state.
||Town of Brookline
acquired the land and drained the site for an incinerator.
ceased. Land used as a transfer station for town trash.
transferred to Conservation Commission.
||Adjacent Brookline landfill was capped to become Skyline Park
ADVOCATES & CARETAKERS:
Friends of Lost Pond
c/o Brookline Conservation Commission
Brookline Parks and Open Space website:
DCR website for Hammond Pond and Lost Pond