Parks and Open Spaces
Massport’s parks and open spaces offer green spaces designed to enhance the quality of life and well-being in our communities.
Massport’s parks and open spaces offer communities green space designed to enhance the quality of life and well-being in their respective neighborhoods. Our parks are rich with history and are enjoyed by residents and their families and friends each year.
Located along the East Boston waterfront and offering 6.5 acres of open space and spectacular views of the Boston skyline, this award-winning and serenely beautiful park opened in 1995 and is home to the Piers Park Sailing Center, which offers community boating along the East Boston waterfront.
Bremen Street Park
Located along the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway, this park offers 18.8 acres of green space with children’s play areas, a community garden, and access to both the East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library and the MBTA Blue Line.
Mary Ellen Welch Greenway
The Greenway is a 3.3-mile pathway stretching between the Jeffries Point neighborhood and Constitution Beach, allowing visitors to enjoy a scenic run, bike ride, or stroll through the heart of East Boston. It was renamed in 2019 in honor of Mary Ellen Welch, and to reflect her interest in community, education and the ecosystem.
Neptune Road Airport Edge Buffer
This popular green space honors the last neighborhood lost to expansion in the late 1960s. Today it is a beautiful park in which to create new memories of family and community, designed in a way that acknowledges its history.
Southwest Service Area Buffer
This park honors the Mothers of Maverick Street, who fought to prevent airport expansion and preserve their neighborhood in the 1960s. Their activism was an important moment in neighborhood history, one that inspired the next chapter of community relations.
Navy Fuel Pier Airport Edge Buffer
In the 1940s, this was a refueling pier for the Navy. Now it’s an open space with flowers and shrubs, walking paths and seating—an idyllic waterfront park for people to gather in the Jeffries Point neighborhood of East Boston.
Bayswater Street Embankment
A beautiful park designed to protect the environment and build community. This space was shaped from concept through development in cooperation with its neighbors, from its marine-tolerant landscaping to its historic streetlights.
Bremen Street Dog Park
In 2015, undeveloped land under a roadway in Bremen Street Park was transformed into East Boston’s first dog park. Beyond the playgrounds, picnic area and community gardens for people are clean and exciting play areas for dogs.
Thomas J. Butler Memorial Park
As part of the $75 million Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor project, this park is designed to replace Conley Terminal truck traffic in the neighborhoods with trees, flowers, footpaths, seating, lighting, bike racks and parking spaces for the enjoyment of all.
East First Street Dog Park
The first stage of the Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor project, this quarter-acre dog park opened in 2016. Developed with input from community members, the dog park features benches for people, exercise equipment for dogs and a pet fountain.
South Boston Maritime Park
Blue and white lights change with the tides in this award-winning nautically themed park on D Street. A joint project of Massport, Manulife Financial and the community, it features shade trees, a mist fountain, public art and an outdoor café.