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.
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.
The gate on Gardner Street that provides vehicular access to the park is locked each day at 8:30PM.
The trail system is wheelchair-accessible.
Size: 100 acres Longest Walk: 1.5 miles Acquired: 1999
A Bike Loop Around the Charles in Needham, Dedham, Boston, and Newton
The Charles River in South Newton and Boston: Blue Heron Trail to Millennium Park
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Located in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston
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Connects to: Brook Farm Historic Site
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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.
Accessible Trails, Biking, Birding, Boat Launch, Charles River Walk, Cross Country Skiing, Meadow, Picnic Tables, Playground, Scenic View, Sports Fields, Toilet Facilities, Woods Trail
Newton Assessor’s Map ID: [not in Newton]
The path along the river is part of the Blue Heron Trail