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Piers Park in the Summer overlooking Boston Harbor

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.

East Boston Parks and Open Spaces

Piers Park
Piers Park

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 Park
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
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. 

Public park with a stone wall
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.

Line of benches in a park
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.

Park along the ocean with rock benches and native beach vegetation.
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.

Grassy embankment along a cove in a residential neighborhood
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.

Two dogs playing at a dog park.
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.

South Boston Parks and Open Spaces

Tommy Butler Memorial Park
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.

First Dog Park
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
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.

People at the fish pier
Boxes at the Boston Fish Pier

A gateway to the Boston Fish Pier and a celebration of the past, present, and future of the seafood industry in Boston, the Boxes also host seasonal markets and are available for event booking. Stop by today and learn about Boston’s role as one of the nation’s leading seafood hubs. 

Image of South Boston Waterfront
South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center Plaza

The South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center (SBWTC) Plaza has over 4,000 SF of outdoor space. It is equipped with a media wall, charging stations, table and chairs, games, food truck accessibility and public restrooms. It is just steps away from the MBTA Silver Line and has ample onsite parking. The SBWTC Plaza is on World Trade Center Avenue and is a great place to host your next event or to stop by and enjoy the urban setting. There is also an adjacent indoor space (20’ x 30’) available upon request.