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Newton Park and Conservation Lands

  Dexter Woods 

 

 
 

LOCATION: Newtonville

Location and driving directions on Google Maps to:

Dexter Road  

(Note: parking is not permitted at any time on either side of Dexter Road)

Other maps and aerial photos:      Bing   

Nearby: Bullough's Pond

SIZE: 0.25 acres

LONGEST WALK: Parcel is visible from road (no marked trails)

ACQUIRED: 2004

MANAGED BY : Newton Conservators

FEATURES:

Steep, wooded slope with wildflowers and ferns.

HISTORY:

1990s

Jeremiah and Carolyn Fine Friedman purchase a house on one acre of land that extends from Prospect Park downhill to Dexter Road.
2003 Carolyn Fine Friedman receives legal advice that her property could be divided into two buildable lots fronting on Prospect Park, each one suitable for a large new house.
2004 Friedman subdivides land, and donates downhill parcel to Newton Conservators to help "see nature survive the war that we humans continue to wage upon it."
2006-2009 The Conservators oversee tree pruning. Volunteers from the neighborhood remove invasive plants and replace them with native trees, shrubs, and flowers.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

History of the donation

Donor's letter of intent

 
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