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Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway, one of Boston's newest public parks, is essentially a roof top garden as it sits on top of a highway tunnel. The 17-acre park stretches through many of Boston's neighborhoods including Chinatown, the Financial District, the Waterfront and North End, and features landscaped gardens, plazas, fountains, art and specialty lighting systems. The Conservancy provides programming throughout the year that is open to the public, including fitness classes, food trucks, beer gardens, and concerts. The Rose Kennedy Greenway is named after Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the matriarch of the Kennedy Family who was born in the neighboring North End.
Rose Kennedy Greenway of Boston city

Rose Kennedy Greenway

JFK Surface Road, Boston, 02111
Distance from hotel: 1.43 miles

Plan Your Visit


Open daily 7 am - 11 pm.


Free (though events and some activities might have separate costs)


  • Greenway Food Truck Festivals
  • Public Art Exhibitions on the Greenway
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Tours
  • Greenway Garden Sessions


  • Walking & Jogging
  • Public Art Viewing
  • Relaxing in Gardens
  • Playing in Fountains
  • Carousel Rides
  • Food Truck Dining
  • Greenway Markets
  • Greenway Yoga & Fitness Classes
  • Trillium Garden on the Greenway
  • Can I host a private event or gathering on the Rose Kennedy Greenway?
    Yes, the Rose Kennedy Greenway is available for private events, gatherings, and even photo shoots. However, any private use of the Greenway often requires a permit from the Greenway Conservancy. The process includes submitting an application, detailing the nature of the event, expected attendance, and any specific needs. It's essential to plan in advance, as there are certain rules and regulations in place to protect the park's resources and ensure that it remains available and accessible to the general public.
  • Are there any special events or activities on the Greenway?
    Yes! The Rose Kennedy Greenway is known for hosting a range of events and activities throughout the year. From food truck festivals and farmers' markets to public art installations and seasonal celebrations, there's often something happening on the Greenway. The Greenway Conservancy, which manages the park, frequently updates its event calendar and also offers various educational programs and guided tours.