Established on the site of “The Big Dig” The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway or, “The Greenway” for short, is a 1.5 mile urban oasis made up of a series of public parks that run parallel to the Boston Waterfront, and extend from Chinatown all the way to the North End.
Already known for its growing selection of eclectic seasonal open air events, markets and festivals as well as a continued commitment to curate free contemporary art exhibits for all ages, the Greenway has quickly become a cultural and creative hotspot in the City of Boston. While there are a number of reasons to visit the Greenway I think their commitment to curating quality public art exhibits is unique among parks in the city and an important way to open dialogues and build connections. This summer the Greenway is hosting Playful Perspectives, a new series of seasonal art designed to encourage playful interactions, and the Design Biennial Boston that will be featuring a showcase of site specific installations throughout the park. There are many other activities set to launch this summer including the return of The – Z, Boston Zipline and the debut of the Trillium Beer Garden.
I made this map because I wanted a map which could be used on a walk through the park. This map focuses on the public art installations in the summer of 2017, but I also included a few of my favourite other points of interest. Please keep in mind that while I aim for accuracy all locations are approximate, and most of the public art on the Greenway is up through the summer but is taken down in the fall.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is managed by the Greenway Conservancy and is accessible via MBTA, Ferry and Commuter Rail. For more information about The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway please visit their website rosekennedygreenway.org. For additional information about the Design Biennial Boston and designer statements please visit designbiennialboston.com. Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what you think, or if there are other maps you would like to see me create in the future.