Edmands Park


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.


Size: 33 acres    Longest Walk: 1 mile    Acquired: 1913



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Donated to the city by the Edmands family in memory of J. Wiley Edmands and A. Lawrence Edmands.


Trails and dammed skating pond were created by Depression-era relief work.


Cross Country Skiing, Geologic Features, Historic Site, Meadow, Pond, Woods Trail

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 13021 0004 and other parcels

Advocates & Caretakers:

Friends of Edmands Park

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Photos by Cynthia Staples:

On this website

Published in a book

Green Beneath Water, by Cynthia Staples

An Analysis of Bird and Tree Diversity in Edmands Park

Birding reports