Boston Common

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Boston Common

Address:Tremont Beacon Charles & Boylston Sts
Boston, MA 02118

Phone:617-635-4505
Fax:617-635-7414
Web: www.ci.boston.ma.us/freedomtrail/bostoncommon.asp
Size: 50 acres.
Location:In Back Bay/Beacon Hill.
Facilities:Pavilions, monuments, playground, "tot lot", spray fountain, pond, ball fields, tennis courts, historic cemetery.
Activities:Self-guided walks, tennis, softball, crickett, ice skating.
Special Features:Boston Common was founded in 1634 to provide pasturage, a military training field, and other shared needs for the town, based upon the English concept of public land. Park marks the start of the Freedom Trail, a well-marked, three-mile walking tour of Boston that links 16 sites of historical interest. The Commons also has a longstanding tradition as a place where demonstrators can exercise their right to freedom of speech. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the park is part of the Emerald Necklace, a continuous line of parks that stretch from the Boston Common to Franklin Park.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
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