You will find the Dewey Square Park between Congress Street and Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue.
This park connects the major transportation hub of South Station to the Financial District. The park has gardens, lawn areas, and the adjacent plaza, which draw in commuters and nearby workers and residents.
Although the Dewey Square Park is one of the smallest on the Greenway, there are many events happening daily that attract both locals and tourists. With thousands of people working in the Financial District, this section of the Greenway allows for some time to relax and revel in the sun.
The tables, chairs, and our popular food vendors have made Dewey Square Park a popular lunch destination. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we have up to six mobile food vendors from 11 am to 3 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from May through November, two food vendors are joined by over 15 vendors for the Boston Public Market Farmer's Market.
The Greenway, together with the Boston Calling Music Festival and the Downtown BID present weekly block parties Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm featuring music and beer and wine for sale through September.
The Dewey Square Park is easily accessible by Commuter Rail from South Station or Red Line subway from South Station.
The goal of the Dewey Demonstration Gardens is to create a space that is visually lively all year-round while providing an educational playground for sustainable, urban, gardening practices. We have pollinator plants to attract beneficial insects, unusual edible plants, as well as a rain garden comprised of native plants of the Northeast. With this combination of green techniques, we’ve created a demonstration space for Greenway visitors.
Our demonstration gardens include an area for teaching and learning. We are currently seeking programs for our big table which could include cooking and gardening demos or lectures and talks on food, gardening and the environment. If you are interested in conducting a program download our call.