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.