Blackstone and Franklin Square
Although warm, sunny days are few and far between during the school year in Boston, on those days when it is nice enough to shed your winter gear most Northeastern students flock to the benches, quads and green spaces all over Northeastern’s campus. If you love to soak up the sun but want to avoid the crowd of Northeastern students, there are plenty of other green spaces to take advantage of in Boston.
One of those spaces is Blackstone & Franklin Square in the South End of Boston. Located at 380 Shawmut Avenue, just a mile from campus, this cute park is a great place to come, spread a blanket and relax with your friends, significant other or even just on your own.
The park doesn’t have any official hours as it’s not gated, but I’d suggest taking advantage of the sun in the mid to late afternoon, when lots of local South Enders bring their dogs or take walks in the area. The park, which is handicap accessible, is nestled right in the residential area of the neighborhood so it isn’t disturbed by too much outside noise or traffic.
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