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Olmsted Park

Commute by bicycle on dedicated pathways • Meet your neighbors for a dog walk after work • Look for the majestic Dawn Redwoods • Batter up at Daisy Field • Follow the path to Willow Pond

Experience the trails, woodlands and scenic views of Ward’s, Willow and Leverett Ponds. A dual path system, popular with runners and cyclists, also allows for a leisurely stroll. Olmsted designed the park as “a chain of picturesque fresh-water ponds, alternating with attractive natural groves and meads.” Originally named Leverett Park it was renamed in 1900 to honor it’s designer. Pathways, bridges, and plantings provide a series of vignettes with scene changes along the way. To help draw wildlife, Olmsted built two islands in Leverett Pond to provide shelter and seclusion for nesting birds.

Today, people are drawn to the athletic fields, the wildflower meadow and Allerton Overlook, the location of Summer Sundays in the Park concerts each summer. This park features hiking, walking, biking trails for all ages.

MBTA Trains
Green D Line: Brookline Village
Green E Line: Riverway

MBTA Buses
35, 38, 192 – Bynner Street and Perkins Street
39 – S. Huntington & Huntington Avenue, Bynner Street and Perkins Street
60, 65, 66 – Washington Street and Walnut Street

What you’ll find in Olmsted Park

Seasonal Activities

Olmsted Park Map

Park Features
Daisy Field
The Woodlands
Ward’s Pond
Wildflower Meadow
Allerton Overlook
Leverett Pond
Willow Pond
Hiking/walking/biking trails
Open space for picnics
Dogs on leash allowed
Public Parking

Park Partners
Brookline Greenspace Alliance
Friends of the Muddy River
Boston Parks & Recreation Department
Brookline Parks and Open Space