Parks in Our Neighborhood
Childe Hassam Park
Childe Hassam Park is a beautiful and vibrant outdoor space showcasing the work of Boston's visual and performing artists. The park was dedicated in the name of the prolific American Impressionist painter and honors its namesake artist as well as the arts community in the South End.
James Hayes Park is named for a revered member of the community who, among many contributions, did so much to bring trees into this corner of the South End. The park contains a toddler play area bordered by roses, benches for relaxing, and a a flower-filled circular garden in the center.
Frieda Garcia Park
Frieda Garcia Park was built in honor of Frieda Garcia, a renowned community activist recognized for her decades of leadership in the South End and Roxbury. Featuring equipment for active, social, and self-directed play, the park serves as a significant buffer against the adjacent lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike. John Hancock Financial covered the costs of the development of the park, and donated it to the City upon completion.
Crite Park is named after Allan Rohan Crite, a prolific artist who lived nearby and was known as “the grandaddy of the Boston art scene.” His depictions of African American urban life can be seen at major art museums throughout the US. The upcoming renovations to the park will create an oasis for gathering, events and contemplation.
Ellis Memorial Children's Park
The Ellis Memorial Children's Playground is located on Chandler Street near the Animal Rescue League containing playground equipment and composite play structure for ages 2-5.