Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks to accommodate carriages, equestrians, walkers, cyclists, boaters, and others.

The design for Agassiz Road – a major crossing point between neighborhoods – was further refined as a pilot project.

The design elements of a successful shared use path.

The Emerald Necklace is not one park, but a network of 4½ miles of separate parks. Existing paths and crossings fail to provide a continuous connection between them. First-time visitors easily lose their way while trying to navigate the parks on foot or by bicycle. These new guidelines will provide a consistent design treatment for future improvements.

In addition, a conceptual design was produced for Agassiz Road, a key link across the Back Bay Fens between two neighborhoods. The Solomon Foundation is committed to working with the city of Boston and the Emerald Necklace Conservatory to improve this and all the links in the Emerald Necklace.

Covering 4.6 miles of the Emerald Necklace park system, from the Back Bay Fens to Casey Overpass.
Private match for public funding.
Draft guidelines complete.
Pressley Associates
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.