Fresh Pond Parkway

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Fresh Pond Parkway-Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02.jpg
Fresh Pond Parkway, northbound
Fresh Pond Parkway is located in Massachusetts
Fresh Pond Parkway
Fresh Pond Parkway is located in the US
Fresh Pond Parkway
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′51″N 71°8′35″W / 42.38083°N 71.14306°W / 42.38083; -71.14306Coordinates: 42°22′51″N 71°8′35″W / 42.38083°N 71.14306°W / 42.38083; -71.14306
Built 1899
Architect Charles Eliot, Olmstead Brothers
MPS Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001429[1]
Added to NRHP January 5, 2005

Fresh Pond Parkway is an historic park and parkway, found in the westernmost neighborhoods of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The parkway was built in 1899 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Fresh Pond Parkway is a four-lane road (two lanes in each direction) stretching from Mount Auburn Street on its southern end to a rotary at Concord Avenue and Alewife Brook Parkway to the north. Much of the parkway acts as eastern boundary for portions of the city's municipal Fresh Pond reservoir area and also serves to connect the reservoir to the Charles River Reservation.

The parkway is part of Massachusetts Route 2 (Route 2) and U.S. Route 3 (US 3) for its entire length. The portion north of Huron Avenue is also part of Route 16.

In media[edit]

In February 2010, CBS-television affiliate WBZ questioned whether the remaining 118 rotaries such as the ones featured at Fresh Pond Parkway and Alewife Brook Parkway should be scrapped across Massachusetts.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Wade, David (2010-02-18). "Curious Why Rotaries Still Exist In Massachusetts". Boston, MA. WBZ-TV. Archived from the original on February 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-19. The day we were videotaping at the Fresh Pond rotary in Cambridge we saw one driver lean out his window and start yelling. 


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