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Boston Common - The Historically Significant Urban Park

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Boston Common is the most well-known public park bordering downtown Boston, and the country's oldest city park, dating back to 1634. Tremont Street (139 Tremont St.), Park Street, Beacon Street, Charles Street, as well as Boylston Street form the boundaries of the Boston Common, which spans 50 acres (20 ha). The Emerald Necklace of gardens and parkways, which runs first from Common south to Franklin Playground in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester, includes the Common.

A tourists' hub for almost all of Boston has so far been situated just on Tremont Street end of the park. The park was initially part of the whole northeast street about where Park Street was previously located, surrounded by Boston's prominent streets including Tremont Street as well as Beacon street. The Granary Burial Ground, which is now part of the Common, was founded on this property in 1660 and the Land completely owned in 1862 when it was collected from Boston.
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The area was divided from the Common in 1662, with the southwest section of the block being used for government buildings such as the Granary and home of prison time, and the northern part being used for dwellings. The Common's objective has evolved throughout time. It was previously owned by William Braxton. Boston's first European inhabitant, until the Puritan colonists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, purchased it from him in 1634. It was utilized as a farm field by many households in the 1630s. The Common is now a public park accessible to the public for official and casual events.

In addition to sports, such as Softball games and ice-skating on Frog Pond, events such as concerts and protests usually take place in the park. Prominent and renowned men such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II have graced events held at the park at different times. Rallies, baseball games, and ice skating are all popular attractions at the park. Martin Luther King Jr. and other important personalities have also delivered speeches in the park. The Common forms the southern base of Beacon Hill. Boston Common is also the southern terminus of the Freedom Trail.

Visit Boston Common for Peace and Quiet

Boston Commons Frog Pond, found in the center of the park, is most times a skating hub usually used by both skate learners and professionals. Other features of the Pond include softball fields located in the Common's southwestern corner, a parking section dominated by grass area and frequently used during the park's large events , a parking structure located beneath the parking section of the Common and a granite plaque commemorating Pope John Paul II's trip to Boston on October 1, 1979.

Want to get more steps in? Boston’s Freedom Trail is another great route for walkers to enjoy a leisurely stroll in the city that’s educational too.
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