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Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Tour Olmsted’s Charlesgate Park: The Green Link to Boston’s Future

April 27, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

LOCATION: Charlesgate Park, 39-45 Charlesgate East Btw Comm Ave and Newbury, in the park Boston, MA 02215



Sorry, this event is Sold Out


Enjoy a 75-minute "cocktail-hour" tour of Olmsted's Charlesgate Park, then toast Olmsted's 200th birthday at Kenmore's gem: Cornwall's Pub!  Charlesgate Park in-person outdoor tour meets at the intersection of Beacon Street and 10 Charlesgate East, Boston.

Lace up your comfiest walking shoes and don your favorite party hat for this half-mile "cocktail hour" tour to mark the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary landscape architect who created Charlesgate Park. Guided by leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Charlesgate Alliance, you will learn how Olmsted designed this dynamic nexus of parkways, waterways and railways as a gateway to connect a rapidly urbanizing Boston to its green infrastructure future. Explore eye-popping stories and physical traces of how the city built over this 19th-century design with 20th-century car culture, and discover current plans to revitalize the park's role as a community convener, green-transit connector, and day-lit river for the city's climate-resilience in the 21st-century. Following the tour, you are welcome to continue the discussion at a treasured Kenmore Square destination nearby: Cornwall's Pub at 644 Beacon Street. Support a local family-owned business with a toast to Olmsted's 200th birthday! This collaborative event is offered as part of Olmsted Now: Greater Boston's Olmsted Bicentennial for Boston Design Week. Space is limited. First come, first served.  

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

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