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Newton Park and Conservation Lands

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  Edmands Park

LOCATION: Newtonville

 
Photo of birch trees
 

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

Location and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:

Blake Street  

Other maps and aerial photos:   Newton Assessor   Bing   

SIZE: 33 acres

LONGEST WALK: 1 mile

ACQUIRED: 1913

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Parks and Recreation

FEATURES:

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.

HISTORY:

1913 Donated to the city by the Edmands family in memory of J. Wiley Edmands and A. Lawrence Edmands.
1930s Trails and dammed skating pond were created by Depression-era relief work.

ADVOCATES & CARETAKERS:

Friends of Edmands Park


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Agreement with Boston College concerning soccer fields

Photos by Cynthia Staples:

On this website    Published in a book

"An Analysis of Bird and Tree Diversity in Edmands Park"

Birding reports

 

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