Public Garden, Boston, MA
What's Out There Weekends

What's Out There Weekend Boston

Boston, MA

This is an in-person event. All tours will be subject to local guidelines on gatherings, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and stay-at-home orders. Attendance is limited, not only to maximize the safety of those attending but to promote an intimate learning experience. If this event needs to be postponed to comply with local ordinances, registrants will be notified directly.

TCLF is pleased to announce that What's Out There Weekend Boston will take place on September 12 and 13, 2020. Boston’s landscape legacy includes myriad parks and plazas, cultural institutions, historic sites and neighborhoods, and the world-renowned Emerald Necklace. Join TCLF for a weekend of free, expert-led tours that will reveal the long history and intricate cultural heritage behind this "City on a Hill." 

Please check back as additional tours are being finalized.

Meeting locations will be shared with attendees the week before the event.


SATURDAY, September 12

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Harvard University + John F. Kennedy Memorial Park | led by Scott Fulford (Boston Architectural College), Chris Reed (Stoss Landscape Urbanism), Laura Solano (Michael Van Valkenburg Associates), and Jennifer Jones (formerly of IBI Placemaking)

9:30 - 11:00 AM 

Mount Auburn Cemetery (Tour 1) | led by David Barnett (Mount Auburn Cemetery), Bob Uhlig (Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio)

*Attendees may not arrive by public transportation to participate.

9:30 - 11:00 AM 

Mount Auburn Cemetery (Tour 2) | led by (Mount Auburn Cemetery), Iris Lin (Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio)

*Attendees may not arrive by public transportation to participate.

10:00 AM-11:00 AM 

Norman B. Leventhal Park (Tour 1) | led by Cynthia Smith (Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio)

Norman B. Leventhal Park (Tour 2) | led by Charles Kozlowski (Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Boston Common + Boston Public Garden + Commonwealth Avenue Mall | led by Friends of the Public Garden

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Paul Revere Mall | led by Kyle Zick (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Jamaica Pond | led by Michael Reiskind (The Jamaica Plain Historical Society)

12:30-1:30 PM

Wharf District Parks | led by Sean Sanger (Copley Wolff Design Group)

1:00 - 3:00 PM

City Hall Plaza + Quincy Market + Marketplace Center (Tour 1) | led by Kate Tooke (Sasaki) and Marion Pressley (Pressley Associates)

1:00-3:00 PM

City Hall Plaza + Quincy Market + Marketplace Center (Tour 2) | led by Mauricio Gomez (Sasaki) and María Bellalta (Boston Architectural College)

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Christian Science Plaza | led by John Amodeo and James Kros (IBI Placemaking)

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Charles River Esplanade | led by Karl Haglund (Department of Conservation and Recreation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

3:00 - 4:00 PM 

Back Bay Fens | led by Karen Mauney-Brodek (Emerald Necklace Conservancy) 

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Liff Park and 401 Park | led by Fran Gershwin (Muddy River Restoration Project Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee) and Keith LeBlanc (LeBlanc Jones)

SUNDAY September 13

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

East Boston Harbor Walk (featuring LoPresti Park, Lewis Street Dock and Piers Park) | led by Gene Bolinger, Brandon Kunkel (Weston & Sampson), Marion Pressley (Pressley Associates) and Amy Whitesides (Stoss Landscape Urbanism)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mary Ellen Welch Greenway and Bremen Park | led by Alison Richardson (Brown, Richardson + Rowe)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital + Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park | led by Sean Sanger (Copley Wolff Design Group) and Cheri Ruane (Weston & Sampson)

1:15 - 3:15 PM

Franklin Park | led by John Kett (Reed Hilderbrand)

1:15 - 3:15 PM

Franklin Park (Tour 2) | led by Lydia Cook (Reed Hilderbrand) 

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Olmsted Park + The Riverway | led by Hugh Mattison

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Fisher Hill Park | (tour 1) Kaki Martin (KMDG)

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Fisher Hill Park | (tour 2) Mark Klopfer (KMDG)

4:00-5:00 PM 

Moakley Park | led by Amy Whitesides (Stoss Landscape Urbanism)