Boston's love affair with public parks stretches back to the 17th century and includes some expansive notables such as Boston Common, the Public Garden, and several waterfront gems perfect for weather like it right now. And then there are the much, much smaller parks, ones that do not command much attention, if any.
They might be no more than patch of grass or a concrete plot with a playground. But they count. The city, after all, has 217 official public parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields as well as 65 public squares. The 10 on this map are the smallest of those, according to a June 2014 count from the city. None are more than .04 acres (or roughly 1,740 square feet).
One note, though: We did not include the really small spaces, ones of no more than 435 square feet. Those are not so much parks or plazas, but dots on the landscape.Read More