Emerald Necklace Greenway
|Once upon a time you could walk from the Charles River to Franklin Park along a continuous linear park...Not today...As we approach the new century it is time to reconnect the Emerald Necklace.|
|This map shows existing breaks in the Emerald Necklace Greenway, with pointers to suggestions for their remediation. It's taken until 2016 for the first fix to any of these problems, as the Town of Brookline is building a crossing of Route 9/Washington St. for the Greenway.|
|In January, 2003, Rizzo Associates presented the first steps toward a masterplan for the Arborway section of the Emerald Necklace, from Kelly Circle at Jamaica Pond to Shea Circle at the edge of Franklin Park.|
|In October 2000, the first bikelanes in Boston were painted on Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain were it crosses and parallels the Emerald Necklace.|
|The Emerald Necklace Greenway poster is a work of art by Paul Normandia, with advocacy information on the back side.|
|Both the National Park Service Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline and the Boston Park Rangers lead informative tours of portions of the Emerald Necklace.|
| 1999: On September 19 on the reclaimed parkland in front of the Landmark Center on Park Drive in Boston.
2001: On May 13 by the Francis Parkman monument and along Francis Parkman Drive behind Jamaica Pond in Boston.
|Here are some of the other groups which are working to improve the Emerald Necklace.|
|Last updated August 3, 2016 by Jessica Mink|