Are you a proud Boston pedestrian yet?
April school vacation weekend may have come to an end, but the opportunity for spring weekend walks is only beginning! This spring is the perfect time to show some pedestrian pride, especially now that Walk Score has named Boston the third most walkable city in the country. Enjoy your city your way, at your own pace. Weekend walks (or bike rides!) through the Southwest Corridor can feel like family stay-cations as you discover a new area of the city along the path each week.
The Southwest Corridor is a linear park stretching 4.7 miles from the South End to Forest Hills. As you walk, you will pass through the South End, Back Bay, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain. The park opened in 1987 after residents of these neighborhoods protested the building of the Southwest highway here, saying that Boston should put walking ahead of driving and neighborhoods ahead of highways. Today the South West Corridor has even more to offer than beautiful walking paths. So when you take a break to smell the flowers and enjoy the sunshine on your weekend walk, stop by one of these fun family areas located all along the length of the park:
- 2 spray pools
- 2 street hockey rinks
- 2 amphitheaters
- 5 tennis courts
- 7 basketball courts
- 11 tot lot areas
If you already love the Southwest Corridor, consider giving back to the park by joining your fellow walkers on April 27th for volunteer day.
Not to brag, but Boston also ranks as the fourth most bikeable city and has the third best public transit system in the country. We have even more ideas for outdoor fun, so go ahead and explore your city your way today!