Discover Historic Charlesgate Park

Please note: The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is closely monitoring the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are reviewing upcoming events in April, including our tours of historic Charlesgate Park, and will make determinations on event timing and format on an ongoing basis. Check back for updates. Thank you for your understanding.

Charlesgate Park, located at the intersection of Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway and Kenmore neighborhoods, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as the beginning of the Emerald Necklace and as a critical link to connect the Emerald Necklace, Charles River Esplanade, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Join Emerald Necklace Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek on a public tour of this important greenspace, the beginning of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace, to learn about its history and present revitalization efforts.

All tours will meet and begin at Charlesgate Park’s patio, located at the southwestern corner of Beacon Street and Charlesgate East. Sign up for your selected tour date below. Please call 617.522.2700 with any questions.


Tour Dates:

  • Saturday, April 25 | 1:30 – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 29 | 5:30 – 7:00pm

More tour dates will be added soon. Check back for updates.


Charlesgate (blue) connects Boston’s major park systems (green). Click to expand.


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