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Pope John Paul Park & Neponset Park

Pope John Paul Park & Neponset Park

Gallivan Blvd at Hallet St
, MA 02124

CALL:  (617) 727-6034


Pope John Paul II Park, on the banks of the Neponset River, is a 65-acre park with walkways, scenic open areas, playing fields and native plantings. Formerly a landfill, the site has been restored to a place of natural splendor. The park now re-connects area residents to the resources of their unique and delicate river estuary by offering picnic facilities, soccer fields, play areas, paths for walking, restored salt marsh, and extensive plantings of native trees and shrubs. The MDC, now Department of Conservation and Recreation, restored the formerly degraded, contaminated site which has also benefited area wildlife: black ducks, mergansers, teal, snowy egrets, and great blue herons have been spotted at the park since it opened in June, 2001. The restoration of the salt marsh has also greatly enhanced fisheries habitat. The park also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities, including active sports and activities such as walking, jogging, bird-watching, and picnicking. The three-mile Neponset River Greenway walking and biking trail runs through the park. Plenty of open space and a well-maintained playground make Pope John Paul II Park a perfect place for visitors all ages.



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