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  Lost Pond Sanctuary and Skyline Park

LOCATION: Brookline

Lost Pond photo

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

Location and driving directions on Google Maps for entrances at:

Arlington Road  Newton Street

MBTA: a 1.0 mile walk from Chestnut Hill Station, Green Line

Other maps and aerial photos:    Bing   

Connects to: Kennard Park

SIZE: 58 acres

LONGEST WALK: 1.7 miles, on loop including Kennard Park
(a longer walk that includes this park)

ACQUIRED: 1918 AND 1982


Reservation: DCR

Conservation area and Skyline Park: Brookline Parks and Open Space Division


The property adjoins Kennard Park and Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Parkway, forming 140 acres of protected trails and wildlife. Skyline Park has over 15 acres of sport fields, playgrounds, and trails

Quaking bog -- Lost Pond is a kettle hole that has developed into a quaking bog on its northern edge, an unusual type of wetland in which peat forms a floating mat over the water.


1874 Land was owned by George Griggs, Mary Clark, and heirs of Charles Heath.
1918 The reservation parcel was bought by two citizens and donated to the state.
1945 Town of Brookline acquired the land and drained the site for an incinerator.
1972 Landfill operations ceased. Land used as a transfer station for town trash.
1982 Conservation area transferred to Conservation Commission.
2008 Adjacent Brookline landfill was capped to become Skyline Park


Friends of Lost Pond
c/o Brookline Conservation Commission


Brookline Parks and Open Space website:

Lost Pond

Skyline Park

DCR website for Hammond Pond and Lost Pond

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