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Christopher Columbus Park (Waterfront Park)

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Updated 11/12/2013

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It's a short stroll from the Financial District to a view of Boston Harbor. This green space bordering the harbor and several of Boston's restored wharves is a pleasant oasis with benches and an arborlike shelter. Lewis Wharf and Commercial Wharf (north of the park), which long lay nearly derelict, had by the mid-1970s been transformed into condominiums, offices, restaurants, and upscale shops. Long Wharf's Marriott hotel was designed to blend in with the old seaside warehouses. There are sprinklers, a playground, and even free Wi-Fi. In September the park is home to the Boston Arts Festival.

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Bordered by Atlantic Ave., Commercial Wharf, and Long Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110, United States


Updated 11/12/2013


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Jan 23, 2011

Christopher Columbus Park Review

To build community, friendship and encourage our neighbors to enjoy and participate in greening of public spaces.Company Overview:The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is a non-profit organization made up of North End and Waterfront neighbors whose purpose is to further the restoration, protection, preservation, care, enhancement, improvement, and maintenance of the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. The FOCCP work closely with the City

of Boston Parks and Recreation Department to keep the park clean and well maintained.Products:WHAT TO DO IN THE PARK? THINGS TO DO IN CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK - - Enjoy & unwind on the benches surrounding the Rose Kennedy Fountain - Stroll & sniff your way through the beautiful Memorial Rose Garden - WIFI - (bring your laptop) - Picnic - Bring your little ones to the Tot Lot to play. - Join the kids & turn on the water sprays & run thru them. - Apreciate the amazing Trellis & the artistic natural beauty of its gnarly Wisteria vines - Get your first kiss under the Trellis (Voted one of the "Top 10" most kissable places in Boston by Boston Mag) - Get engaged. - Get married. - Do free art classes on Sundays. - Attend concerts. - Take a boat to the Harbor Islands or a water taxi to the Airport - Go for a run - Bask in the sun - People watch. - Enjoy the view of all the commercial & pleasure boating activity in Boston Harbor. RELAX & ENJOY !!!!

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