A new pedestrian bridge opened on July 13, 2012 to connect the North Point Park in Cambridge with the Paul Revere Park in Charlestown. The opening of this bridge now makes it easy to access Boston Harbor from the Esplanade.
On a recent afternoon I explored these parks and took a few photos to share.
From the Cambridge side, North Point Park can be accessed by the Museum of Science. Cross the O’Brien Highway and head down Museum Way towards the entrance. You quickly access paths through large and colorful perennial plantings.
North Point Park, opened in 2001, covers about 8 1/2 acres and includes paths for pedestrians and bicyclists, open lawn areas, meadows, a playground, and docks for small boats to access the park by water.
|A view of the Museum of Science from the entrance to North Point Park|
|Paths and docks provide access to pedestrians and boaters|
|A playground offers a much used play space for children|
Continuing through the park, you come to the North Bank Bridge, the new pedestrian bridge that runs under the Zakim bridge and connects to Charlestown.
|North Bank Bridge heading towards Charlestown|
Paul Revere Park, on the Charlestown side, is part of the Boston Harborwalk and while a great destination in itself is also a connection point to the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Harbor. Covering about 5 acres, this park has similar pathways, open lawn areas and sweeping perennial plantings.
These two parks, and the bridge that connects them, offer great opportunities to explore nature without leaving the city!
|Salvia in bloom along the paths of Paul Revere Park|
|A mass planting of Black Eyed Susans|