The National Park Service “Go with the FLOw” at Pleasure Bay and Marine Park

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:00pm

The National Park Service Invites Public to “Go with the FLOw” at Pleasure Bay and Marine Park on Thursday, August 7

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area are together offering a guided walking tour of Pleasure Bay and Marine Park in South Boston on Thursday evening, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. This two-hour walk entitled “Go with the FLOw” will examine the history and design of this ocean-side landscape originally envisioned as part of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system. Walkers will experience a waterfront landscape that Olmsted envisioned as offering refreshment and relaxation to residents of Boston’s urban environment.

The meeting place for the tour is outside Sullivan’s Castle Island Restaurant located at the end of William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston. This program is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine. No advance reservations are required. Participants are encouraged to bring water, given the heat and humidity this time of year.

For further information please call 617-566-1689, extension 206 Wednesday through Sunday.

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, sponsor of this walk, was the home and office of America’s premier parkmaker and the designer of the Emerald Necklace park system. It is now administered by the National Park Service as one of roughly 400 sites around the United States. The site offers regular tours of the historic Olmsted design office and Olmsted-designed grounds Wednesday through Sunday from late June until mid- September. The new permanent exhibits Designing for the Future: The Olmsteds and the American Landscape can also be viewed on those days.

For further information on Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, the site tour schedule, and other programs this summer, please visit


2080 William J. Day Blvd
South Boston, MA 02127


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