These improvements, combined with the current master planning of Moakley Park, serve as anchor projects to launch the city’s efforts to complete the Emerald Necklace. Originally envisioned by the Olmsted Corporation in the 1890s, the completion will be a community-led modern interpretation of a green street, increasing connections in underserved areas of our city.
In addition, Mayor Walsh has committed $28 million from the Winthrop garage sale to augment the current historic levels of investment in Boston Common to fully renovate America’s First Park. Major tourist destination, cultural beacon, and neighborhood park, Boston Common is one of the most treasured green spaces in the world. This investment will ensure future generations will enjoy the park in its full vibrancy.