Emerald Necklace

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Emerald Necklace

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted left a legacy here in Boston with his seven-mile-long chain of parks known as the Emerald Necklace. Lightly manicured to look natural, the green spaces are actually a feat of strategic urban planning. Begun in 1878, it’s the only remaining intact linear park that was designed by Olmsted and it’s on the National Historic Register.

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Back Bay Fens
Boston, MA 02215
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Jamaica Pond, MA
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Arnold Arboretum
Boston, MA 02130
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Franklin Park
Dorchester, MA 02121
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Emerald Necklace Conservancy
125 The Fenway
Boston, MA
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Map of Emerald Necklace