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Millennium Park

Guidebook Section: South

Location

 

Located in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston

Other maps and aerial photos:
Bing

Connects to:
Brook Farm Historic Site

Overview

You can enjoy Millennium Park on its own, or as part of a trail network leading (with a few gaps) all the way to Nahanton Park in Newton.

180-degree panoramic view towards Newton from the top of the hill

The park used to be a landfill hill. Today it consists of six miles of handicapped-accessible walking trails, playing fields, a canoe launch on the Charles, a nature trail, and wonderful views of the Blue Hills, Newton’s hills, and downtown Boston.

A bridge across Sawmill Brook connects this park with the trails that run through Brook Farm and connect to Helen Heyn Riverway and on to Nahanton Park. You can also paddle between the canoe docks in Nahanton Park and Millennium Park.

Accessibility:
Wheelchair iconThe trail system is wheelchair-accessible.

Size: 100 acres

Longest Walk: 1.5 miles


Acquired: 1999

Owner & Administrator Websites


Photo Gallery

History

Site of the Gardner Street Landfill. Dirt excavated from the Big Dig was used to cover over the top. In 2000 it opened as a park and recreation center.

Millennium Park Map


 

Features

Accessible Trails, Biking, Boat Launch, Charles River Walk, Cross Country Skiing, Meadow, Picnic Tables, Playground, Scenic View, Sports Fields, Toilet Facilities, Woods Trail
 

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: [not in Newton]

Birding reports

Photos on Flickr

Dump Shoreline Urban Wild

The path along the river is part of the Blue Heron Trail

The changing Boston skyline