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.


Back Bay Fens
Boston, MA 02215
United States

Jamaica Pond, MA
United States

Arnold Arboretum
Boston, MA 02130
United States

Franklin Park
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Boston, MA
United States