Malcom X Park

Malcolm X Park, also know as Washington Park, is one of Roxbury’s largest and most programmed recreational parks. The original 10-acre park, known as Honeysuckle Hill, was built in 1867.

In 1971, the park underwent major renovations and doubled in size due to urban renewal. Jerry Spencer acted as the landscape architect and worked with achitects Fay, Spofford and Thorndike. The initial park is preserved along Dale Street. Along this side of the park is a baseball field which faces the backside of the Shelburne Community Center.

Today, visitors mainly enter the park along Martin Luther King Boulevard, which offers direct access to a playground,  tennis and basketball courts, and a swimming pool and ice skating arena.

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