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Millennium Park
Type Urban Park
Location West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts
Area 100 acres

Millennium Park is a 100 acre urban park in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.


The park began as the Gardner Street Landfill for the city of Boston. Construction began in 1994 to reclaim the area as a park using land excavated in the Big Dig, and it was officially opened on December 7, 2000 by then Mayor Tom Menino.

Activities and Amenities

The park is well connected to neighboring parks and trails. It is adjacent to the Brook Farm Historical site and the Upper Charles River Reservation, and is close to the VFW Parkway. It contains conservation land, 25 acres of sports fields, children's play areas, and a canoe launch on the Charles River.

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