Welcome to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
The Greenway is a 15 acre, 1.5 mile roof garden park that sits atop the eight lane highway tunnel that was created by the “Big Dig” project. The Greenway is owned by the State of Massachusetts but is managed and operated daily 7AM-11PM by the non-profit Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy through a lease agreement with the State of Massachusetts.
The Conservancy uses organic and sustainable landscape management programs to maintain the parks and features of the Greenway. The Greenway is Boston’s only organically maintained public park and one of a handful of organically maintained urban parks in the United States. Organic maintenance means no expenditures for toxic chemicals, and lower expenditures for watering. Plants are healthier, more resilient, and better able to withstand the wear of public use. Children and pets can freely and safely play on our park lawns without the worry of pesticides.
The Greenway has a number of offerings for visitors, including five water features to cool off in, a series of renowned food trucks and carts offering a variety of distinctive, affordable food offerings, as well as one of the largest free public Wi-Fi networks in the state. In fall 2013, a new custom carousel will open with characters—cod, lobster, squirrel, skunk, and more—inspired by the drawings of Boston school children.
In addition, public programs and events on the Greenway. are designed to attract residents, workers and visitors to interact and enjoy the parks. The Conservancy partners with cultural institutions and non-profit organizations to create events geared toward multi-generational and multi-cultural audiences. Events have included the FIGMENT participatory art festival, Boston Local Food Fest, Boston-NY Food Truck Throwdown, Summer on the Waterfront, and Berklee College of Music Concert Series. The Conservancy organized over 350 free events in 2012, up from 201 in 2011.
The Conservancy funds it’s operations through your support. Donations, endowment income and earned revenue have provided nearly 60% of the funds for the park, with State support totaling 41%. If you enjoy the Greenway and want to help support our work, please become a member.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.