Public Art on the Greenway [Map]

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 a new series of seasonal art installations to inspire visitors.  Along with that the Design Biennial Boston will also be featuring a showcase throughout the park, and we will see the return of The – Z, Boston Zipline and the debut of the Trillium Beer Garden.

I created this map to show where the new seasonal public art installations are on the Greenway, and as a map which could be used on a walk through the park.  While this map focuses on the public art installations in the summer of 2017, 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.

Feel free to leave a comment below or tweet @swansonjulia and let me know what you think, or if there are other maps you would like to see me create in the future.

If you would like to print out a copy of this map for personal use, I have made a high resolution version available as a digital download through my Etsy store for $1.00 USD.

If you have questions or would like to collaborate in the future, please contact me.

© Julia Swanson, 2017

© Julia Swanson, 2017


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 Greenway please visit their website