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Heartbreak Hill Park at Waban Hill Reservoir

Overview

A former MWRA reservoir on a hill overlooking Boston College.

 

Size: 5 acres    Longest Walk: 0.4 miles    Acquired: 2015

Maps

 

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History

1875

City of Newton purchased the site and began construction of the reservoir.

1900

City sold the reservoir to the Boston Metropolitan Water Board (predecessor of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority–MWRA).

2013

The MWRA declared the reservoir to be surplus. The site was offered to the City of Newton for purchase at a price that did not reflect the development potential of the land, provided that the City would dedicate the land as open space.

2015

Acquired by City of Newton using CPA funds, subject to conservation restriction held by Newton Conservators  

Features

Historic Site, MBTA Green Line, Scenic View
 

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 63007 0001