The 5 best parks in Boston

The 5 best parks in Boston
Arnold Arboretum | Photo: Nicky F./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on September 19, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best parks near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top parks in Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for parks.

1. Boston Common

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Topping the list is Boston Common. Located at Beacon Street in Back Bay, the park is the highest-rated park in Boston, boasting 4.5 stars out of 453 reviews on Yelp.

2. Arnold Arboretum

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Next up is Jamaica Plain's Arnold Arboretum, situated at 125 Arborway. With 4.5 stars out of 274 reviews on Yelp, the park has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Jamaica Pond

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Jamaica Pond, a park and boating spot in Jamaica Plain, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 103 Yelp reviews. Head over to 507 Jamaicaway to see for yourself.

4. The Esplanade

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Over in Beacon Hill, check out The Esplanade, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 93 reviews on Yelp. You can find the park at Storrow Drive

5. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

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Finally, there's Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, a North End favorite with 4.5 stars out of 88 reviews. Stop by Atlantic Avenue and Richmond Street to hit up the park and playground next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.

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