Plans released by Boston 2024 show most of the Common and a significant portion of the Public Garden - including the Make Way for Ducklings statues - off limits to the public during the Olympics. Construction of a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium and related structures, meanwhile, would shut the ball fields and other parts of the Common for months before the games.
The plans also show... Read more
A concerned citizen worries:
Usually in the wintertime the parks department lowers the water level so that if anyone falls in the ice during skating in the winter it is less deep. It looks pretty close to full.
Ice? What's that?
Today, there was exactly one tree in the Public Garden that had decided enough was enough and it was time to shed its leaves in a blaze of glory.
And that tree just happened to be within the frame that the Friends of the Public Garden has mounted on a pole for the convenience of strollers who want to compose their own landscape or outdoor... Read more
JB Parrett spent some time looking at the Swan Boats at night (he reports: "20-second exposure, camera placed on the stones at the pond's edge").
JB Parrett was among those who watched Boston Ballet's Swan Lake on Swan Boats in the Public Garden this afternoon.
Boston Magazine trumpets a free performance this Thursday on the Lagoon.
Robin Williams fans are turning the Public Garden bench where he sat with Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" into a memorial.
Hedge photographed the bench around 6 this morning.
Buzzfeed interviews the first person to write something at the bench.
"When we got there, there were two guys sitting on the bench,â€ť Rabchenuk said to BuzzFeed. "As we were talking, another... Read more
La Bibliotequetress stuck around just long enough to make sure the ducks didn't eat that guy by the bench yesterday.
JB Parrett captured the scene by the Public Garden lagoon this afternoon.
A huffy citizen complains how messy Boston Common and Public Garden pathways are these days and demands the city assign at least two workers full time to keep it clean, and, hey, maybe buy one of those mini street-sweepers while you're at it. Oh, and make sure the mayor sees this complaint.
Somebody at the Parks Department huffs right back (spelling mistakes fixed):
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Around 7 p.m. came word that somebody had squealed to the cops and an officer was duly assigned to determine whether there was a pink pig with black spots roaming the Public Garden.
Boston Mahk photographed Romeo and Juliet in the Public Garden this morning.
Boston Strolls spotted a love lock permanently affixed to the Public Garden bridge (or at least until somebody from the parks department arrives with a bolt cutter), wonders when this became a thing in the Public Garden. Until now, local love locks had been confined to the bridge over the turnpike at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street.... Read more
A concerned citizen complains:
I don't want to be a wet blanket, but every evening when I walk through the Public Garden between 5 and 6, I see this gentleman feeding the geese and ducks, in spite of the fact that such feeding is not allowed - I would normally let it go, but he feeds them practically every night, and he feeds them... Read more