Boston Parks, Green Spaces and Recreation – What's Open?
With more than 2,000 acres of green spaces, neighborhood parks, playgrounds, and athletic facilities, Boston offers plenty of ways to get outdoors and enjoy a little change of scenery. If you're itching to explore the city's urban wilds and local parks, we've got your guide to what's open and what social distancing measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of all park patrons. Make the most of your time in the city and check out what adventures are waiting just around the corner.
What Boston parks are open?
Almost all public Boston parks, playgrounds, and splash pads are open, including Boston Common, Statler Park, Lincoln Square, Eliot Norton Park, Frieda Garcia Children's Park, Isabella Street Park, and the Boston Public Garden- all right around the corner from Revere Hotel. Back Bay Fens and Lederman Park are also close by, offering even more gardens and play areas for kids and families.
What park facilities are open?
While public parks are open, there are some limits on what facilities are available for use. Any passive space used for cycling, running, walking, and riding non-motorized skateboards or scooters is open. You can also use athletic fields for general recreation, including tennis and pickball courts. Fitness equipment in all public parks remains closed, as are basketball, street hockey, and handball courts. All organized group sports events also remain on hold until further notice.
What guidelines are in place?
The Boston Public Health Commission recommends that people only use the parks when you're able to maintain social distancing of at least six feet away from others. Visitors must wash their hands, utilize hand sanitizer, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid gathering in groups, and limit time in public spaces. All patrons are advised to wear a face covering while out in public to maintain public safety. rThese safety measures ensure you can enjoy your outdoor time without jeopardizing your health.
With so much to see and explore outside all over the city, and the guidelines in place to make it safe, Boston offers a much-needed change of pace from life in quarantine. And if you're looking to book a well-deserved staycation, you can check out some of the city's most striking outdoor sights within walking distance of our hotel, including Boston Common with its iconic Frog Pond, monuments, sprawling fields and public garden. We're ready to welcome you back, safely.