Discover Historic Charlesgate Park

Please note: Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the April 25 and April 29 Charlesgate Park tours have been cancelled. 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.

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


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