Conservancy Building


M-F 9-5PM; Sat and Sun 11-4PM

125 The Fenway

617 522 2700

Within the Fens, the Shattuck Visitor Center, originally designed by renowned U.S. architect H. H. Richardson as a pump station to control water flow in the Back Bay Fens, now serves as the headquarters of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. The Emerald Necklace is a National Landmark designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. In its entirety, the Necklace includes 1,200 acres. Stretching from Back Bay to Dorchester, these inviting green spaces connect people and nature, just as Olmsted intended when he designed it more than 120 years ago. Today, the six parks under the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s stewardship offer a range of experiences from quiet time on a shaded bench to recreational activities like sailing, hiking, golf, or softball.

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