“Boston’s Ribbon of Contemporary Parks," stretching from The North End all the way to Chinatown is Boston’s very own Rose KennGreenway Mapedy Greenway. The Greenway is a leisurely 1.5 miles long, and offers unique opportunities that the whole family can enjoy. 

Searching for ways to enjoy the summer weather in Boston? Look no further than the Rose Kennedy Greenway, A.K.A “The Greenway.” The 1 ½ miles comprises walking paths sprinkled with contemporary art, food trucks, a new zipline, and dozens of shows and events to attend. Strolling through the Greenway is free, and is the perfect spot to bring the whole family; especially while “The Z” is in town. 

“The Z” is Boston’s new zipline, located in the North End section of the Greenway. I had the pleasure of riding and was thrilled to see downtown Boston as well as the waterfront from the 30-foot tower that starts the descent. With two parallel cables, riders have the opportunity to soar 220 feet side by side, or race each other if you’re familiar with Boston’s competitive nature. “The Z” costs $8 for a single ride or $15 for a pair, not bad for a unique view of Boston’s renowned waterfront. 

Afraid of heights? No problem! The Greenway has plenty to offer for everyone. Various fountains and sculptures bring a functionaGreenway Mistl side to modern art, as they are aesthetically relaxing, in addition to providing relief from the summer heat. Several sculptures are also equipped with “misters” to cool off passerby’s who may not have a change of clothes. These sculptures are found in various locations throughout the park. Hungry? The Greenway is also a great spot for lunch -and the food trucks know it. If you are looking for a meal on the go, or perhaps a picnic in the park, be sure to check out the food trucks that change daily. Thirsty? Swing by the new Trillium Beer Garden to try one of one the finest craft beers on the market.  

The Greenway also hosts dozens of classes aGreenway Yogand events -many of which are free! These activities consist of plays, fitness classes, movies, markets, parties and more. Whether you’re seeking a thrill ride on “The Z” or want to unwind with a yoga class, the Greenway is truly an experience suitable for everyone. For a complete calendar of Greenway events click here.