Surrounded by stone walls and bordered
by Boston College Law School on one side, this park contains woods,
small clearings, wetlands, Edmands Brook, and a glacial
esker. Its open oak forest contains beeches, locusts, maples,
birches, and pines. Edmands Brook is an intermittent stream whose
source is south of Cotton Street and east of Burrage Road. The brook
empties into a large wetland, filled with frogs and tadpoles. The
esker can be seen to the right as you enter the park from Blake
Street. Note the sandy soil and the steep sides of the esker as
you walk along its "back."
The park is used for walking, jogging,
nature study, birding, cross-country skiing, and sledding.