Dorchester Park

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Dorchester Park
Dorchester Park Boston MA.jpg
Dorchester Park is located in Massachusetts
Dorchester Park
Location Bounded by Dorchester Ave., Richmond, Adams & Richview Sts., Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°16′32.4″N 71°3′54.2″W / 42.275667°N 71.065056°W / 42.275667; -71.065056Coordinates: 42°16′32.4″N 71°3′54.2″W / 42.275667°N 71.065056°W / 42.275667; -71.065056
Area 28.5 acres (11.5 ha)
Built 1734
Architect Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot
Governing body Local
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Added to NRHP February 20, 2008

Dorchester Park is a historic park bounded by Dorchester Avenue, Richmond, Adams and Richview Streets in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

The park was designed by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot, and constructed in 1891, as part of Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks first conceived by the elder Frederick Law Olmsted. It has many naturalistic features, including large areas of woodland. Its main access points are along Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street. The park includes a playground, tennis courts, and a Little League baseball diamond. The wall that lines the park along Adams Street has a historic mile marker, dated 1734, embedded in it.[2]

The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Dorchester Park". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-13.