Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS)

#1   North Park

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner and Maintenance By: Boston Properties

Seating: 4 benches

Vegetation: 16 large trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 7,815 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Exp. March 19th, 2030

 
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#4   75 Ames Open Space

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner and Maintenance By: Boston Properties

Seating: none

Vegetation: 3 medium trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 6,867 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Exp. May 23rd, 2051

 
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#7   Kendall Square Roof Garden

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner and Maintenance By: Boston Properties

Seating: 4 chairs, 5 benches and 7 picnic tables

Vegetation: 7 small trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 26,000 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Exp. June 30th, 2115

Prohibited Behaviors: Physically or verbally threatening any person, the use of sexual or racially offensive language, excessive noise, vandalism or littering of any kind, smoking or llegal drug use, open flame, animals except those specifically trained, sleeping for extended time, soliciting money or other donations, unlawful behavior. 

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#2   South Park

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner and Maintenance By: Boston Properties

Seating: 4 benches

Vegetation: 23 large trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 13,970 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Exp. March 19th, 2030

 
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#5   Broad Pocket Park

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner and Maintenance By: MIT

Seating: 3 benches

Vegetation: 4 small and 8 large trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 5,022 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Exp. April 15th, 2045

 
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#8   Kendall Square Plaza

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner and Maintenance By: Boston Properties

Seating: 25 benches

Vegetation: 8 medium trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 13,500 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Until expiration of the Urban Square Renewal Plan (2030 unless extended) or August 30th, 2112, whichever is sooner

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#3   Danny Lewin Park

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner: Boston Properties and RJL Cambridge Hotel D.B.A Residence Inn

Maintenance By: Boston Properties

Seating: 14 benches

Vegetation:14 large trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 18,941 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Western and central part of the park Exp. March 11th 2038, East side of the park Exp. October 29th, 2037

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#6   Whitehead Plaza

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner and Maintenance By: Whitehead Institute

Seating: 4 picnic tables & 6 granite block benches

Vegetation: 5 small and 10 large trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 10,930 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: Exp. March 3rd, 2029

 
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#9   Galaxy Park

Hours: Open 7 Days a week, 1 hour after sunrise and before sunset.

Owner: The CRA and Boston Properties

Maintenance By: Boston Properties

Seating: 7 long benches

Vegetation: 20 medium trees

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Area: 20,000 square feet (map)

Open Space Covenant: In perpetuity as per the Maintenance and Easement agreement between the CRA and Boston Properties.