The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a linear park located in several Downtown Boston neighborhoods. It consists of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art, and specialty lighting systems that stretch over one mile through the Chinatown, Financial District, Waterfront, and North End neighborhoods. Officially opened in October 2008, the 17-acre Greenway sits on land created from demolition of the John F. Fitzgerald Expressway under the Big Dig.Work out when and for how long to visit Rose Kennedy Greenway and other Boston attractions using our handy Boston travel route planner.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is named after Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the matriarch of the Kennedy Family who was born in the neighboring North End neighborhood. Her son, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, played an important role in establishing the Greenway.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy was established as an independently incorporated non-profit organization in 2004 to guide the emerging park system and raise funds for an endowment and operations. In 2008, the State Legislature confirmed the Conservancy as the designated steward of the Rose Kennedy Greenway; the Conservancy operates with a lease from the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (now Massachusetts Department of Transportation). Since February 2009, the Conservancy has operated the park, leading the maturation of this new civic space, strengthening its physical beauty, and encouraging a sense of a shared community in Boston.
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a gorgeous replacement to the old I-93 prior to the road being placed underground. It made for a scenic stretch to walk between my hotel in the Waterfront District to the.... more
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a gorgeous replacement to the old I-93 prior to the road being placed underground. It made for a scenic stretch to walk between my hotel in the Waterfront District to the.... more »
The Rose Kennedy Greenway provides a pleasant walk along the site of former elevated expressway. In the summertime there are fountains and carousels to visit; otherwise it's a bit windblown...
The Rose Kennedy Greenway provides a pleasant walk along the site of former elevated expressway. In the summertime there are fountains and carousels to visit; otherwise it's a bit windblown... more »
My granddaughter had a fun time playing at the water with light. Carousel was closed when we were there. Fun spot to take the little kids.
Delightful way to swing on the swings on a nice day. It's great there are benches all the way going closer to Southie.
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