Parks for people, gathering places for communities.
Passengers hurry through our seaports and airports every day. Our parks, in contrast, offer places for people to stay, sit, relax and escape the bustle of urban life. Parks bring people together. They’re an important part of our commitment to being a good neighbor.
We work hand in hand with community leaders to create more open space, from the South Boston Maritime Park and the Piers Park in East Boston to the two-mile trail system at Hanscom Field.
East Boston Parks
Over the past 10 years, we’ve invested $50 million to develop, maintain and secure 33 acres of green space in East Boston for walking, playing, biking and enjoying panoramic views of the Boston skyline. In East Boston, a place to enjoy an outdoor moment is never far from home.
East Boston Greenway Connector, with 3.3 miles of continuous green space, to the award-winning Piers Park with spectacular views and community boating, to Airport Edge Buffers, local parks owned or operated by Massport bring friends, families, kids and dogs together year round. Airport Edge Buffer Parks
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.
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.
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.
Bayswater Street Embankment A beautiful park designed to protect an 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.
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
Butler Memorial Park As part of the $75 million Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor, 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.
East First Street Dog Park The first stage of the Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor, 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 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. Host an Event at Massport
Fill out applications for hosting an event at Piers Park, Bremen Street Park or the South Boston Maritime Park.
Hanscom Field Greenspace
An improved two-mile trail leads visitors on a scenic nature walk through some of the beautiful 42.5 acres of Hanscom Field. The trail meanders from town-owned conservation land in Bedford to Virginia Road in Concord.