Heartbreak Hill Park at Waban Hill Reservoir


A former MWRA reservoir on a hill overlooking Boston College.


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



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


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


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.


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


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Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 63007 0001