South Boston’s Parks and Plazas

There are several nicely-designed outdoor spaces in south Boston that are open to the public even though they are privately-owned. On a recent outing, I visited five of these spaces, located in the Seaport district of the city, and all within walking distance of one another. These include Eastport Park, South Boston Maritime Park, West Podium Park, The Fan Pier Public Green, and the entrance area of the Boston Children’s Museum (owned by a private, non-profit organization).

These spaces run the gamut from cozy gardens to active plazas and expansive lawns. A taste of each is included in the photos below. I will be writing more about some of these individual places in future posts.


Eastport Park – a sculpture garden with lush plantings and shady seating areas


An attractive bench is integrated with a building in South Boston Maritime Park. This park also includes a large lawn and a sculptural shade structure with tables and chairs.


West Podium Park is actually a roof garden, and includes several pleasant seating areas.


The Fan Pier Public Green includes this pedestrian walkway which leads to seating areas along the water. A large lawn space is adjacent to this.


Playful zig-zag pavement at the entrance to the Boston Children’s Museum

Photos by Alice Webb

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2 thoughts on “South Boston’s Parks and Plazas

    1. I haven’t been back there, but I hope to blog about more of Boston’s parks in the future. Since I live and work in central Mass., I don’t go into Boston very often.

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