Enjoy a 75-minute “cocktail-hour” tour of Olmsted’s Charlesgate Park, then toast Olmsted’s 200th birthday at Kenmore’s gem: Cornwall’s Pub!
Lace up your comfiest walking shoes and don your favorite party hat for this half-mile “cocktail hour” tour to mark the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary landscape architect who created Charlesgate Park. Guided by leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Charlesgate Alliance, you will learn how Olmsted designed this dynamic nexus of parkways, waterways and railways as a gateway to connect a rapidly urbanizing Boston to its green infrastructure future. Explore the eye-popping stories and traces of how the city built over this 19th-century design with 20th-century car culture, and discover current plans to revitalize the park’s role as a community convener, green-transit connector, and day-lit river for the city’s climate-resilience in the 21st-century. Following the tour, you are welcome to continue the discussion at a treasured Kenmore Square destination nearby: Cornwall’s Pub at 644 Beacon Street. Support a local family-owned business with a toast to Olmsted’s 200th birthday!
This collaborative event is offered as part of Olmsted Now: Greater Boston’s Olmsted Bicentennial for Boston Design Week.