Armenian Heritage Park, Boston

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Armenian Heritage Park is a memorial park dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide located on Parcel 13 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Park includes an abstract sculpture, split dodecahedron, that sits on a reflecting pool.
The abstract sculpture has 24–26 different configurations, which symbolize the dispersion and coming together of immigrants from different shores. The abstract sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
The other part of it is a grass labyrinth that not only pays tribute to the contribution to the United States, but also represents the journey of life.
The Armenian Heritage Foundation, composed of dozens of Armenian-American religious, cultural, and other organizations from around Massachusetts, raised from $5 million to $6 million for the park.
The groundbreaking ceremony on September 9, 2010, was attended by Governor Deval Patrick, His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian, Sheriff of Middlesex County Peter Koutoujian, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and many Armenian-American citizens and City and Commonwealth officials. Governor Patrick said that the park will be a "beautiful addition to the Greenway as well as a testament to the heritage of Armenian-Americans and Massachusetts' larger immigrant history". Mayor Menino also noted that the park "celebrates the distinctive history of the City of Boston and the generations of immigrants who have made Boston the wonderfully diverse community it is today".
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  • I knew there was a labyrinth at the Armenian Memorial on the Greenway. We walked from Long Wharf all the way to the South Station and I didn’t see it. Later in the afternoon, going back to catch the f...  more »
  • This is a quiet little spot and a great place to sit and reflect. The location is tucked into the area next to the North End and near the Rose Kennedy Greenway Parks. Park Benches for sitting.  more »
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  • Beautiful park and beautiful maze! Went at a later evening time when there wasn't many people so I was able to get a nice photo with out anybody around. Good place to sit, relax, read a book, and learn about some history.
  • An interesting labyrinth and sculpture. The sculpture is reconfigured into a new shape each year in April. The labyrinth is a perfect place to do walking meditation. It is longer than it looks to follow the test and turns to get to the center. It not a maze as there is only one path.

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