The Landscape Architect’s Guide to

Boston

Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

Chinatown Park

Your Guide
JP Shadley, FASLA
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Located just outside the traditional Chinatown Gate at Beach Street, Chinatown Park marks the entrance to Boston's Chinatown neighborhood. Approximately 3/4 of an acre, the park is the largest open space in Chinatown.

The southern portion of the park responds to the vigorous social life of the community by providing an open plaza, a framework for the many festivals, celebrations, and daily activities.

Balancing the paved plaza, the northern end of the park is a serpentine path through gardens richly planted with plants of Asian origin, which provide a respite from the busy city streets. 

The park was designed by Carol R. Johnson Associates and Turenscape.

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