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Newton Park and Conservation Lands

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  Millennium Park

LOCATION: West Roxbury

 
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Newton Conservators trail map   (Buy a copy of our trail guide)

Location and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:

Gardner Street via VFW Parkway  

Other maps and aerial photos:      Bing   USGS

Connects to: Brook Farm Historic Site

SIZE: 100 acres

LONGEST WALK: 3 miles, on this walk including Brook Farm and Helen Heyn Riverway

ACQUIRED: 1999

ADMINISTERED BY: Boston Parks and Recreation

FEATURES:

You can enjoy Millennium Park on its own, or as part of a trail network leading (with a few gaps) all the way to Nahanton Park in Newton.

The park used to be a landfill hill. Today it consists of six miles of handicapped-accessible walking trails, playing fields, a canoe launch on the Charles, a nature trail, and wonderful views of the Blue Hills, Newton's hills, and downtown Boston.

Panoramic view from top of park

A bridge across Sawmill Brook connects this park with the Oak Hill trails that run through Brook Farm and connect to Helen Heyn Riverway and on to Nahanton Park. You can also paddle between the canoe docks in Nahanton Park and Millennium Park.

Accessibility iconACCESSIBILITY:

The trail system is wheelchair-accessible.

HISTORY:

Site of the Gardner Street Landfill. Dirt excavated from the Big Dig was used to cover over the top. In 2000 it opened as a park and recreation center.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Birding reports

Photo gallery

Photos on Flickr

Yelp listing

Dump Shoreline Urban Wild

Boston Natural Areas Network

Photo of walkers on path

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