Date Of Visit: June 17, 2017
Location: corner of Taylor St. and Water St., Neponset area of Dorchester, Boston, MA
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Parking: Parking is available by the main entrances on Water or Taylor St. You can also park at Pope John Paul II Park on Hallet St or Gallivan Blvd as the trails for each park are connected
Park size/trail difficulty: 15 acres/easy
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: scenic views, cycling/walking paths, wildlife
Website: Finnegan Park
Bigger isn’t necessarily better.
Part of the Neponset River Greenway, at a scant 15 acres Finnegan Park is one of the smaller yet more charming parks to open in the Boston area.
Dedicated in May of this year, Finnegan Park is a small yet popular destination for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city it borders.
Some of the park’s more appealing features are the scenic views and birds that inhabit the area, if you find that sort of things appealing that is. In the background you can see some of the residential buildings in the lovely Quincy, Massachusetts neighborhood. Egrets and Canadian geese are common visitors at the park.
There are also blocks of what looks like granite with words like “Charity” as well as the history of the area and descriptions of the wildlife in the area engraved on them.
One of the really cool things about the park is the train that passes by. The very same train I take to work.
Named after former state senator and representative Joseph Finnegan who worked hard to revitalize the area, Finnegan Park is a great place to ride your bike, play hopscotch or take your dog for a walk.
Gladys had a fun time walking along the trails at Finnegan Park.
Finnegan Park is only one segment of the Neponset River Greenway. In a future post I will be showing off another beautiful part of this project.