Hellenic Hill rises above the pond to the west.

A woodland sanctuary with paths, benches, and overlooks would link the Hellenic College campus directly to Jamaica Pond.

From Prince Street, one can see across Parkman Drive to the pond below.

Jamaica Pond is framed by Hellenic Hill, visible here from the bandstand.

Hellenic Hill's 15 acres of wooded hillside overlooking Jamaica Pond would be threatened with destruction if sold to private interests. When it was tentatively offered for sale in late 2010, the Solomon Foundation partnered with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and The Trustees of Reservations to explore options for landscape preservation and public access.

The Solomon Foundation has continued to work directly with the land owners, Hellenic College/Holy Cross, to identify alternatives to traditional development. The result is a design for a hillside sanctuary with terraces overlooking the pond, stone walls, gateways, an open field, and an extensive system of paths linking the campus to the pond. This contemplative sanctuary would protect the pond, open access to the public, and align with the schools environmental values.

Located on the western shore of Jamaica Pond.
Park design, campus planning.
Preliminary conceptual plan and cost estimate completed.
Goody Clancy Associates
Ray Dunetz Landscape Architecture
David Curran, Graphics