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Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces
Mar 15

Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces

When:
March 24, 2018 all-day
2018-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
2018-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center
700 Boylston St.
Boston MA 02116
Contact:
617-859-2387

Boston boasts some of the nation’s most recognizable and cherished green spaces, from Boston Common, to the Emerald Necklace, to hundreds of neighborhood parks, playgrounds, tot lots, community gardens, playing fields, cemeteries, and urban wilds. In this exhibition, you will learn how the country’s oldest public park grew from a grazing pasture to an iconic recreational and social center, how 19th-century reformers came to view parks as environmental remedies for ill health, how innovative landscape architects fashioned green oases in the midst of a booming metropolis, and what the future holds for Boston’s open spaces. As you explore three centuries of open space in Boston, perhaps you will feel inspired to go outside and discover the green spaces in your own backyard.