Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square

Civic Open Space | Boston, Massachusetts

Nestled in the heart of Boston's financial district, this green oasis has been enormously popular from the day it opened. Hailed as "the perfect park," Post Office Square integrates the busy, festive character of downtown Boston with elements that suggest tranquility and refuge. With more than 125 species of plants, it is a garden for all seasons, rich in detail and visual interest. Two garden pavilions host a year-round café and pedestrian access to the parking garage that lies beneath the park.

In 1997, the park was officially renamed in honor of Norman B. Leventhal, whose original idea and leadership led to the transformation of the site.

RECOGNITION

2014 Landmark Award,
American Society of Landscape Architects

2013 Great Places in America: Public Spaces,
American Planning Association

2004 "The Perfect Park,"
The Boston Sunday Globe

1999 Centennial Medallion,
American Society of Landscape Architects

 

size

1.7 acres

 

project manager

Charles Kozlowski ASLA

 

Team

Client:
Friends of Post Office Square, Inc.

Architect:
Ellenzweig

Civil Engineer:
Parsons Brinckerhoff

Irrigation Designer:
Irrigation Consulting, Inc.

Artists:
Howard Ben Tré | Fountain Design

Rich Duca | Ornamental Iron

Ross Miller | Trellis Lighting System