Olmsted Park System

Encompassing the Back Bay Fens, Muddy River, Olmsted (Leverett Park), Jamaica Park, Arborway, and Franklin Park, Brookline;Boston, Massachusetts


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1971
Reference number
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art); Outdoor recreation; Monument/marker
Current functions
Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art); Monument/marker; Sport facility; Outdoor recreation
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1870; 1885
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 17
Contributing objects: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing structures: 6