North Point Park
Waterfront park featuring playgrounds, walking trails & scenic views of the river & skyline. North Point Park is a 14-acre park on the East Cambridge waterfront designed by Carr Lynch and Sandell. Located in the “lost half mile” of the Charles River between the 1910 Charles River Dam and the new Charles River Dam built in 1978, the park was completed in 2007 as part of the Big Dig mitigation.
The North Bank Bridge was completed in 2012 and extends over the commuter rail tracks to connect North Point Park and Paul Revere Park. Designed by Ammann & Whitney in collaboration with Buro Happold and Julian Hakes, the sinusoidal bridge is a spectacular new addition to the park system. It’s the third of five pedestrian and bicycle bridges that will connect the new parks on both sides of the river and cross the North Station railroad tracks. You’ll find structures for various ages, a good sized spray deck to splash around in during the summer, fully fenced-in and safe for the kiddos, trails, bridges, picnic tables, and doggy friendly running spots.
Flowers, trees, and a gorgeous view of the Zakim Bridge – a footbridge over the RR tracks out of North Station, a short walk to Charlestown, the Boston Garden, or the North End. In the evening, enjoy beautiful sunsets, and easy access via the green line at Lechmere and Science Park. There are also some metered parking spaces, so don’t forget your coins. This spacious park features expansive water views, never ending flowers during the spring and summer, shady trees, amazing playground spaces, sun tanning lawns and doggy friendly running spots.