History of Fort Hill, Part 2 (2008). Mural by: Loray McDuffie, Taylor Saintable, Edwin Perez-Clancy, Christine O'Connell, Julia Andreasson, Jorge Benitez, Divah Payne, Lucy Saintcyr, Laua Dedonato, Gregg Bernstein.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Urban wilds in Roxbury

Prompted by a UniversalHub post to the blog Lizkdc Dislocation, we poked around the Urban Wilds page at the CityofBoston.gov site.

Things seemed very familiar.  The names of two of the first-listed urban wilds leaped out at us:  Back of the Hill and Cedar Street.

John Eliot Square Urban Wild (photo from CityofBoston.gov)
The a little more poking turned up an urban wild said to be at John Eliot Square.

It seemed a high percentage that, out of all of Boston, three urban wilds should be in Roxbury. 

Then marching through all of the listings, we found five more:  Iroquois Woods, Parker Hilltop/McLaughlin Woodlands, Puddingstone Garden, Rockledge, and Warren Gardens.

Who knew?  While none of them are as impressive as the Allandale Woods featured on Liz Kelleher's blog, eight of the urban wilds listed on the City of Boston web site are located in Roxbury.

1 comment:

  1. I was born on Linwood Sqr. in 1932; vaguely recall destruction of huge tree in Hurricane of 1936. Used to play cowboys and Indians in what is today Eliot Sqr urban Wild. Neighborhood was a mini-United Nations with people of color like me, Germab, Italia, Greek, Chinese, Irish.

    Lloyd Johnson, Esquire
    Savannah, GA