Boston’s Fan Pier Public Green

One of the newest parks in south Boston’s Seaport district is Fan Pier Public Green. It’s a privately-owned space, open to public use, which overlooks Boston Harbor. The park consists of a large open lawn area which is bounded by walkways on three sides. A wedge-shaped boardwalk runs along the northwest edge of the green, perpendicular to the waterfront – an enjoyable place to sit in the shade of trees and view the harbor on a warm summer day. Also, a boardwalk adjacent to the water connects the park to Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.


Walkway on northwest side of green, approaching the harbor


The green, as viewed from the sidewalk along Northern Avenue


Institute of Contemporary Art, with the green in foreground


Nice view of Boston Harbor from raised section of boardwalk


Shady seating area near the harbor

Photos by Alice Webb

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One thought on “Boston’s Fan Pier Public Green

  1. I like the way the boards are laid in the walkway toward the harbor. It all gives different illusions of perspective and an adventure in walking. I would like to use it and then get to the Institute of Contemporary of Art.

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