1. point: 1 of 5

    The Brookline Ave to Riverway Tour begins adjacent to the Joslin Diabetes Center at  the corner of Brookline Ave and Joslin Place.   For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    The small City of Boston park abuts the Joslin Diabetes Center to the north, BIDMC to the south and west, and Dana-Farber to the East. North of the park, the Joslin Building includes a frieze of medical history detailing the evolution of medicine starting with the Egyptian architect physician Imhotep in 2,980 BC.

     

    When ready to proceed on the Tour, tap 'Next Point.' To return to the overall Brookline Ave to Riverway Tour page, tap 'Back to Tour.' 

    Address:

    Brookline Ave and Joslin Place

    42.33814449652281, -71.10824874390255
    61
  2. point: 2 of 5

    The Riverway serves as the boundary between Boston and Brookline and boasts 34 acres of hiking and bicycle paths that meander along the Muddy River. Home to over 100,000 plantings, the park has many picturesque stone bridges including at Chapel St. and Longwood Ave. and is part of the Emerald Necklace (a National Historic Landmark). Throughout almost twenty years of work on the Emerald Necklace (1878-1896), Frederick Law Olmsted created special retreats — places for both active and passive recreation; green and open spaces offering relief and refreshment from the pressures and tensions of everyday life. His work changed the landscape of America through such projects as New York City's Central Park and the U.S. Capitol grounds.

    Address:

    Brookline and Riverway

    42.3363402655367, -71.11012629021297
    133
  3. point: 3 of 5

    Located in the Deaconess Building, the worship space strives to be spiritually and religiously welcoming with tradition-specific items that can facilitate observance (prayer rugs, rosaries, Jewish prayer books). During important religious holidays, religion-specific symbols can be displayed in the chapels for a limited period of time. Mass is held on Sundays at 12:00pm and meditation on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 1:30pm.

    42.33900694030092, -71.11034086693417
    78
  4. point: 4 of 5

    New England’s largest reform synagogue, Temple Israel offers religious services, a pre-school, Religious School for children, an adult education program, and cultural events. The Temple sponsors programs for youths, seniors, interfaith  couples and families, gay and lesbian individuals and families, and single parents. Temple members also participate in programs that provide assistance to the homeless and the hungry.

    Address:

    477 Longwood Ave,
    Boston, MA 02215

    42.340239463759474, -71.10989185106507
    80
  5. point: 5 of 5

    The Longwood Center (2014) includes research lab and office and clinical uses on its nine floors. Tenants include Dana-Farber and Boston Children's Hospital. The  building has  ground floor retail/restaurant space and is  LEED certified. The building is owned by Alexandria,  a prominent developer in life sciences real estate in the US.

    Address:

    360 Longwood 

    42.33913977541775, -71.10779545057903
    134

Brookline Ave to Riverway

distance: A few blocks
points: 5
type: Green space/Plaza

This tour takes you through the BIDMC West Campus, Joslin, and along the Riverway, circumnavigating the southwestern edge of the LMA.

 

The Brookline Ave to Riverway Tour begins adjacent to the Joslin Diabetes Center at the corner of Joslin Place and Brookline Ave. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org

Fully accessible(more information)

This tour takes you through the BIDMC West Campus, Joslin, and along the Riverway, circumnavigating the southwestern edge of the LMA.

 

The Brookline Ave to Riverway Tour begins adjacent to the Joslin Diabetes Center at the corner of Joslin Place and Brookline Ave. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org