Recent Project Activities

  • Franklin Law Olmsted and his firm were responsible for the parks and parkways from the Charles River to Roxbury and Dorchester, as shown on this 1894 plan. The parks include the Back Bay Fens, the Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park. (Plan of Portion of Park System from Common to Franklin Park, 1884, Collection of the National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, Massachusetts)

    Muddy River Project Restoraton Overview

    Since the fall of 1996, the Muddy River has flooded three times, causing damage to residents, businesses institutions and the public transit system in Boston and Brookline. The flooding has brought an urgency to the need to restore the river…

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