Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway encompasses gardens, plazas, and tree-lined promenades.
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Offering beautiful places for relaxation within the rhythm of the urban environment, the Greenway is a key feature of the modern reinvention of Boston, Boston Harbor, the South Boston Waterfront, and the Boston Harbor Islands.
The Greenway is made up of 15 acres of vibrant, public parkland. When Boston's Big Dig project plunged previously elevated roadways underground, the city found itself rich in prime urban land.
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Community and political leaders seized the opportunity to enhance Boston's city life by providing additional parks and gardens to connect some of its oldest, most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.
One of the most important public projects in Boston’s history, the Greenway challenged designers to balance natural beauty and landscaped grace with the vitality and dynamism of a 21st Century city.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway encompasses gardens, plazas, and tree-lined promenades. Offering beautiful places for relaxation within the rhythm of the urban environment, the Greenway is a key feature of the modern reinvention of Boston, Boston Harbor, the South Boston Waterfront, and the Harbor Islands.
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The Greenway is a series of four parks within a curvilinear corridor of land extending approximately one mile through downtown Boston. Intersecting streets and parallel tree-lined boulevards with wide sidewalks frame parks and plazas.
Free WiFi on the Greenway
Free carrier-grade wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) is available on The Greenway, one of the largest free networks in the Commonwealth! Look for the “Greenway” wireless network on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and start surfing.
Through a partnership with Neutral Connect Networks (NCN), Greenway Wi-Fi is provided on a high-speed backbone from Towerstream. Users have a 802.11ac broadband experience with Ruckus equipment purpose-built to withstand harsh outdoor environments.
How to access Free Wifi on the Greenway
To access the Greenway Wi-Fi network, first enable your device’s Wi-Fi, then configure your device to use the “Greenway” network (SSID).
Because this is a public network, data transmitted is not secure. It is highly recommended that you use VPN if you want to connect to your office or other sensitive networks.
To experience the entire Greenway on foot without retracing your steps, start at either Chinatown Park in the south or at the North End Parks and travel the one mile distance.
Enjoy the unique architectural features, historic landmarks and the wonderful variety of plants and trees in each park.
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Phone: (617) 292-0020
- Enjoy a free, public Wi-Fi system, tables, chairs and umbrellas.
- View this helpful Interactive Map that includes information on current art installations, food truck vending locations, nearby bathrooms, public transit stations, and more.
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