Lost Pond Sanctuary and Skyline Park

Guidebook Section: South



Located in Brookline

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

Other maps and aerial photos:

Connects to:
Kennard Park


The property adjoins Kennard Park and Conservation Area and a portion of Hammond Pond Reservation, 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.

Size: 58 acres

Longest Walk: 1.7 miles, on loop that includes Kennard Park

Longer Walks that include this property:
From the Charles River to Newton Centre

Acquired: 1918 and 1982

Owner & Administrator Websites

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Land was owned by George Griggs, Mary Clark, and heirs of Charles Heath.


The reservation parcel was bought by two citizens and donated to the state.


Town of Brookline acquired the land and drained the site for an incinerator.


Landfill operations ceased. Land used as a transfer station for town trash.


Conservation area transferred to Conservation Commission.


Adjacent Brookline landfill was capped to become Skyline Park

Lost Pond Sanctuary and Skyline Park Map



Accessible Trails, Geologic Features, Picnic Tables, Playground, Pond, Sports Fields, Woods Trail

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: not in Newton

Advocates & Caretakers:

Friends of Lost Pond
c/o Brookline Conservation Commission

Other Information:

Birding reports