It was always pleasant taking my kids to Boston to enjoy the Swan boats. My mother did the same with me growing up, fun. It is a lovely garden, a cool respite, tranquil.
Frederick Law Olmsted and his firm were responsible for planning and executing Boston’s “Emerald Necklace” of parks.
His firm also designed the Swasey Parkway.
I recently made a call to Jay Perkins(Swasey Trustee) about the waste can, the one in front of the pavilion. I felt it was out of place, you find this style of waste container at fast food restaurants. Since there are few “hard elements” on the Parkway it just sticks out. I never put up a swing set out back or a metal shed, but hey, that’s me.
I also believe the Swasey Parkway is perfect and the experience is diminished by vendors. No one will dissuade me from that viewpoint.
It was disappointing to hear Gerry Hamel suggest that he, as a newly elected Swasey Trustee would like to see more vendors on the Parkway.
It is my understanding Gerry now has clear concept of his responsibility.
Try and get down to Boston this Spring for a ride on the Swan Boats, but have your lunch first , there is no rough fare available in the Public Garden.