The Landscape Architect’s Guide to


Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

Chinatown Park

Your Guide
JP Shadley, FASLA

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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