North Point Park, Cambridge

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North Point Park is an 8.5acre park located on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts, created as mitigation for the taking of planned parkland for the construction of the Big Dig. The park opened in December 2007. It is part of the "lost half mile" of the Charles River, between the 1910 Charles River Dam, now the site of the Museum of Science and the new Charles River Dam completed in 1978. The park opening was delayed for several years by a number of logistical and bureaucratic issues, but its design, including small islands, bridges and kayaking canals, has been characterized as "grand" and "ambitious" by the local press. The park designers were Carr Lynch & Sandell of Cambridge and Oehme, van Sweden & Associates of Washington, DC. The park is adjacent to the ongoing NorthPoint real estate development project. Just upstream of these three new parks is the Paul Dudley White Bike Path in the Charles River Reservation. The Lynch Family Skate Park is located in North Point Park under the Interstate 93 highway ramps.
Pedestrians and bicyclists may travel east from North Point Park to Paul Revere Park in Charlestown over the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks and the mouth of Miller's River via the North Bank Bridge that opened on July 13, 2012. This bridge, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), allows pedestrians to traverse the north side of the Charles River basin. Pedestrian bridges are also planned over the Charles River from North Point Park to Nashua Street Park in Boston, and a South Bank Bridge over the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks on the south bank of the river from Nashua Street Park to the riverfront just upstream of the Zakim Bridge south tower, connecting the Charles River Reservation to Boston Harbor.
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  • This perfect little Park along the Charles is a perfect spot to relax in the City. Perfect Location near Lynch Skate Park!! There's something here for the whole family. Great lunch spot next door at.....  more »
  • This park is a hidden gem! You can walk from Cambridge to the North End stopping to let the kids play along the way. It's highly recommended.  more »
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  • This is one if my favorite parks in the city to visit at night. During the day its busy, at night it's mostly empty and has beautiful views. It's beautifully maintained and on hot nights it usually offers a cool breeze and relaxing atmosphere. You can fish, walk around and even visit a piece of the Berlin wall.
  • Duck Tour at Charles River. City tour by semi water-road tourist vehicle. Very cool tour. which travels through the downtown area of Boston city. It's history goes back to the 17 th century. Old big buildings. Active involvement in the American freedom war. Majestic appearance and beauty in the downtown is unchallengeable.

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