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The Emerald Necklace is a seven mile park system containing 1100 acres designed by landscape artist Frederick Law Olmsted in 1870. The system is comprised of Franklin Park, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, Olmsted Park, The Riverway, Back Bay Fens, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston Public Garden, and the Boston Common. Paved and unpaved walking pathways and bicycle paths meander through wooded gardens alongside ponds, brooks and riverlets.


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1100 acres of a seven mile park system throughout Boston. Statues, swan boats, duckling sculptures, a japanese bell, frog pond, Central Burying Ground, fountains, memorials, flower gardens, footbridges, boathouses and bandstands. It runs along some of Boston's major thoroughfares such as Boylston St, Commonwealth Ave, Brookline Ave, Huntington Ave, and Storrow Drive.