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Olmsted Park–Ward Pond

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Olmsted Park
Ward Pond

Boston, Massachusetts 02130
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Olmsted Park–Ward Pond
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About Ward Pond
Ward Pond, at the intersection of Perkins Street and Jamaciaway, has trails around the pond.

About Olmsted Park
At Olmsted Park you may commute by bicycle on dedicated pathways, meet your neighbors for a dog walk after work, look for the majestic Dawn Redwood, batter up at Daisy Field, or follow the path to Willow Pond.

Experience the trails, woodlands, and scenic views of Ward’s, Willow, and Leverett Ponds. A dual path system, popular with runners and cyclists, also allows for a leisurely stroll. Olmsted designed the park as “a chain of picturesque fresh-water ponds, alternating with attractive natural groves and meads.” Originally named Leverett Park it was renamed in 1900 to honor its designer. Pathways, bridges, and plantings provide a series of vignettes with scene changes along the way. To help draw wildlife, Olmsted built two islands in Leverett Pond to provide shelter and seclusion for nesting birds.

Today, people are drawn to the athletic fields, the wildflower meadow, and Allerton Overlook, the location of Summer Sundays in the Park concerts each summer. This park features hiking, walking, and biking trails for all ages.
From Olmsted Park webpage