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Map: Best Boston-Area Parks For Catching Pokemon

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'Tis no secret that Pokemon Go fever is sweeping Greater Boston. One of the biggest symptoms is people staring at their smartphones as they stride down sidewalks and other public rights-of-way, potentially colliding with those few not bitten by the augmented-reality bug.

To help prevent such collisions, we've mapped the best parks for catching Pokemon, including rarer ones such as Tauros, Lapras, and Chansey. Get off the beaten path. Hunt where it's less crowded and (potentially) cooler.

Like with our meta-map of where to find Pokemon Go in Greater Boston, this parks-centric map will be updated regularly. Let us know about any sightings of your own through boston@curbed.com or the comments section below.

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1. Danehy Park

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Danehy Park
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 349-4895
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Tauros, Vaporeon, Victoreebell, Dratini, and Bulbasaur have been spotted and/or caught in the 162-acre park in recent days.

2. Cambridge Common

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Garden St. and Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Squirtle and Jynx are all over the public green just north of Harvard Square.

3. Boston Common

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Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-4505
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As one would expect, Boston's oldest public park (and probably the city's most popular) teems with Pokemon to catch: Lapras, Lickitung, Beedrill, Nidoking, Slowpoke, Haunter, and Gloom are just some of the characters recently reported.

4. Boston Public Garden

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9 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-4505
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The Public Garden next-door to the Common is also quite busy of late. Hunt for Jigglypuff, Staryu, Goldeen, and Dragonair.

5. Christopher Columbus Park

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Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
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Blastoise, Grimer, and Dratini have been spotted recently in the popular waterfront park.

6. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

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Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

Step onto Back Bay's pedestrian mall, and you may spot Eevee, Squirtle, and Dratini right away.

7. Olmsted Park

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Pond Ave.
Brookline, MA

Several Pokemon in recent days have been spotted and/or caught up and down Olmsted Park, including Cubone, Clefairy, Slowpoke, Psyduck, Tentacool, and Voltorb.

8. Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park

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145 Saint Alphonsus St
Boston, MA 02120

Vulpix, Clefairy, Gastly, Snorlax, and Growlithe have been found in recent days inside this Mission Hill redoubt.

9. Back Bay Fens

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Back Bay Fens
Boston, MA 02215

Settle in here. There urban wild has been home to Eevee, Squirtle, Tentacruel, Jynx, Exeggcute, Raticate, Tentacool, and Chansey.

10. Peters Park

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1205 Washington
Boston, MA 02118

Electabuzz, Pikachu, and Kingler have been found in and around this South End park.

11. Thomas Park

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Dorchester Heights
Boston, MA 02127

Tauros and Gastly have been sighted in this Southie attraction.

1. Danehy Park

Danehy Park, Cambridge, MA 02140

Tauros, Vaporeon, Victoreebell, Dratini, and Bulbasaur have been spotted and/or caught in the 162-acre park in recent days.

Danehy Park
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. Cambridge Common

Garden St. and Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Squirtle and Jynx are all over the public green just north of Harvard Square.

Garden St. and Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Boston Common

Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108

As one would expect, Boston's oldest public park (and probably the city's most popular) teems with Pokemon to catch: Lapras, Lickitung, Beedrill, Nidoking, Slowpoke, Haunter, and Gloom are just some of the characters recently reported.

Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108

4. Boston Public Garden

9 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

The Public Garden next-door to the Common is also quite busy of late. Hunt for Jigglypuff, Staryu, Goldeen, and Dragonair.

9 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

5. Christopher Columbus Park

Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110

Blastoise, Grimer, and Dratini have been spotted recently in the popular waterfront park.

Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110

6. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116

Step onto Back Bay's pedestrian mall, and you may spot Eevee, Squirtle, and Dratini right away.

Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

7. Olmsted Park

Pond Ave., Brookline, MA

Several Pokemon in recent days have been spotted and/or caught up and down Olmsted Park, including Cubone, Clefairy, Slowpoke, Psyduck, Tentacool, and Voltorb.

Pond Ave.
Brookline, MA

8. Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park

145 Saint Alphonsus St, Boston, MA 02120

Vulpix, Clefairy, Gastly, Snorlax, and Growlithe have been found in recent days inside this Mission Hill redoubt.

145 Saint Alphonsus St
Boston, MA 02120

9. Back Bay Fens

Back Bay Fens, Boston, MA 02215

Settle in here. There urban wild has been home to Eevee, Squirtle, Tentacruel, Jynx, Exeggcute, Raticate, Tentacool, and Chansey.

Back Bay Fens
Boston, MA 02215

10. Peters Park

1205 Washington, Boston, MA 02118

Electabuzz, Pikachu, and Kingler have been found in and around this South End park.

1205 Washington
Boston, MA 02118

11. Thomas Park

Dorchester Heights, Boston, MA 02127

Tauros and Gastly have been sighted in this Southie attraction.

Dorchester Heights
Boston, MA 02127