Date Of Visit: July 12, 2018
Location: 90 Traveler St, Boston, MA
Hours: Accessible all day except between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Parking: There are 175 parking spots (parking at Underground Ink is not free) and additional street parking and parking garages nearby
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Website: Underground At Ink Block
Highlights: art, bar, dog park, scenic
- there is over 100,000 square feet of wall art at Underground Ink
- the park is located under I-93 (Interstate 93)
Boston’s newest hot spot doesn’t have a cover charge nor does it have a dress code. It doesn’t even have a roof. Well, it sort of does.
Located under the I-93 overpass, Underground Ink Block blends art, entertainment and beauty in a most unlikely place.
One of the more beautiful aspects of the park are the murals.
There are several murals at the park. This mural, which appears on the wall at the entrance to the park, was painted by Vyal Reyes.
There is a large group of murals by the parking area.
This particular mural was painted by Watts, California native Upendo Taylor.
New York native Cey Adams painted this lovely mural.
Nepali artist IMAGINE (Sneha Shrestha) painted this imaginative mural. Imagine likes to incorporate her native Sanskrit language with modern designs.
This mural, located under one of the overpasses above, was painted by Percy Fortini-Wright.
You may notice some of the landmarks and symbols associated with the Boston (such as the famous Citgo sign that hovers over the left field wall at Fenway Park) on the right hand corner of the mural.
This mural, which covers the outermost wall of the area, was painted by Hoxxoh.
If you get lost at the Underground Ink Block, just follow the bright lines on the ground. The colored streaks on the ground lead to the different murals around the park
Underground Ink also an area for hosting events, such as yoga, or to stop by and have a game of ring toss and toss back a few beverages with friends.
There are also some pretty views at the park (at least if you look in the opposite direction of the busy intersection at the entrance)
But, the highlight for many of us has to be the dog park. Tucked away in the back of the parking area, the dog park has lots of room for dogs and humans to play.
The park is big enough for the dogs to roam around in and play without being too crowded.
There were pools for the dogs to cool down or get a quick drink. I know. Gross. But, hey, they’re dogs. They don’t care! Some dogs preferred to just drink from the hose.
There was a pretty big turnout and everyone played nice.
Oprah, a 3 and a half year old Boston Terrier, can really jump! She was jumping up for her toy in this photo.
Simba, a 2 year old Chow Chow, looks like a fluffy teddy bear.
Besties Zoey, a 4 year old Black Lab, and Jovie, a 2 year old Golden Doodle, looked adorable after a dip in the pool.
Junior, a 6 year old Collie mix, has beautiful markings.
Yoshi, a 2 year old mix rescue dog, had fun playing with his ball.
Badger, a 3 and a half year old Aussie Terrier mix, waiting patiently for his dad to throw his toy.
Bella, a 7 year old Boxer, took a break to watch the other dogs play.
Kylie, a 6 year old Morkie (Maltese and Yorkie mix) was all smiles at the park.
As I left the dog park, I met Nikki. Nikki is a super talented designer and creator of dog bandannas and accessories. Check out her website: Just Add Dogs.
If you and Fido missed out on this Hound Around event, don’t worry. There will be another one Thursday, Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Underground Ink Art Block.
Cute dogs were not the only animals I saw at the Underground Ink Block. I also saw this rabbit having dinner. As an aside, I have been noticing many more rabbits and other animals who do not typically belong in the city making their way into the city. I do hope it’s only a trend and not a permanent thing. After all, the city can be far more dangerous than the wild!
Thank you for sharing another adventure with me!