Boston Common

United States of America

For 378 years Boston Common has been a green oasis in an expanding city and a mirror reflecting the broad range of events unfolding in Boston and the nation.

Since 1634 this ground has served concurrent purposes as:

Boston`s most popular outdoor place for public assembly;

Central Boston`s premier green space (since 1837 with the Public Garden as its companion);

A much needed neighborhood park.

Throughout its history Boston Common has responded to envolving needs with physical change. This is not a static landscape frozen in time. Rather it reflects the dynamic character of the City of Boston and its citizens who have found ways to safeguard, renew, revitalize and improve this living green heritage.

This project is part of this movement that adjust the park but retains its historic value.

Merit Award, Boston Society of Landscape Architects 1991
Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects 1992
Technical Sheet- Landscape Architects

Project Coordination:
Victor Walker (Walker Kluesing Design Group)

Project Assistance:
Cristina Castel-Branco

Status: Built

City of Boston

Date: 1993