Green Space Hidden Gems

This exercise is to get people touring their streets in person, or digitally, to find more information about the green ways and spaces near them.

How to participate:

  • Take a look to learn where greenways and parks you visit align with Native American lands. You can look up the history of the land here: 
  • Take the T to any of your favorite green spaces such as the Arboretum, the Northern Strand, or the Esplanade.
  • Send in photos of green spaces undergoing fall foliage.
  • Count the number of benches or seating areas at the next green space you visit and send them to us.
  • Visit the Emerald Necklace and find the “floating fish”.
  • Take a walk by or around a body of water (e.g. Jamaica Pond, the Espalande, Harborwalk, etc.)
  • Don’t feel like going outside? Tour YOUR Street or favorite greenway via google maps!
  • Take a screenshot of an improvement you’d like to be made, or of a design that you really love.
  • Research and find three landscape architects from another country and tweet about their work.
  • Share a photo of you exploring a greenway from 2019, or beyond!
  • When’s the last time you roller bladed along a greenway? Tell us where, when, and how it felt?
  • Took a long walk? Where’s your favorite place to cool down after touring your streets?
  • Isn’t it hard to believe many of the parks and greenways we have may not have existed before? Look up the history of a park or greenway near you!

How do I get credit for participating?

Follow the instructions and share your participation with us on social media! Tag us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and use the hashtags #TourDeStreets2020 and/or #TourYourStreets to enter in your submission for points. If you don’t have social media, you can also email your submissions to [email protected]. You will receive 1 point for each activity you participate in, and participation in certain activities is eligible for prizes (ex. street haiku contest).

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