Pope John Paul II Park Reservation

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Coordinates: 42°16′47″N 71°2′42″W / 42.27972°N 71.04500°W / 42.27972; -71.04500
Pope John Paul II Park Reservation
Massachusetts State Park
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Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Suffolk
City Boston
Location Hallet Street
 - coordinates 42°16′47″N 71°2′42″W / 42.27972°N 71.04500°W / 42.27972; -71.04500
Area 66 acres (27 ha)
Established 2001
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Pope John Paul II Park Reservation

Pope John Paul II Park Reservation, also known as Pope Park, is a 66-acre (27 ha) Massachusetts state park bordering the Neponset River in the Dorchester section of Boston. The park has been reclaimed from the former site of a landfill and the Neponset Drive-In as part of the Lower Neponset River Master Plan and the development of the Neponset River Reservation.[1] The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).[2]

DCR has restored a salt marsh area and planted native trees and shrubs. The area now attracts an increased variety of birds to the habitat, including snowy egrets and great blue herons.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Trails: The park includes a number of trails for walking, hiking and running, including the Lower Neponset River Trail.[3]
  • The park offers bird watching, fishing, open space fields for soccer, picnicking, restrooms, and playgrounds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neponset River Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Pope John Paul II Park Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lower Neponset River Trail". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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