Newton Park and Conservation Lands
LOCATION: Chestnut Hill (not in Waban)
and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:
MBTA: Directions from end of Green Line: B Train
Other maps and aerial
photos: Newton Assessor Bing
Nearby: Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
LONGEST WALK: 0.4 miles
SIZE: 5 acres
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Newton Parks and Recreation (Conservation restriction held by Newton Conservators)
A former MWRA reservoir on a hill overlooking Boston College. The land is being developed as a City of Newton park.
The Newton Community Preservation Program website has extensive information about the project.
Parks and Recreation Department head Robert DeRubeis described the project in the Conservators Spring 2015 Newsletter.
Newton Tab article: City takes back ownership of Waban Hill Reservoir (11/23/15)
Chestnut Hill Association
Panoramic view of the reservoir before conversion to parkland