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John F. Kennedy Park

Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02167
+1 617-727-5250
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my favorite place along the river

there are many benches along the various walkways. there is a nice fountain in the center but it... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts
5-acre Tranquil Greenspace

There are 4 gateway entries to the 5-acre John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, marked by pairs of tall... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Memphis, Tennessee
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28 Feb 2017
“Nice walk in the middle of Harvard”
8 Sep 2017
“my favorite place along the river”
Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02167
+1 617-727-5250

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

there are many benches along the various walkways. there is a nice fountain in the center but it is being repaired now i think. lots of people watching opportunities.

Thank marybeth02140
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

There are 4 gateway entries to the 5-acre John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, marked by pairs of tall granite columns. The granite fountain in the center & the entrance pillars are inscribed with memorable quotations from President Kennedy's speeches. Open greenspace & paths are brilliant...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Nice 2 block park in the center of Cambridge and on the Chareles river. Quite nice in spring and fall.

Thank James W
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A pretty place to walk alongside the Charles river. Lots of painters/ artists sketching the views across the park and river. Various places to stop and sit on a bench to admire the view.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I was hoping to see a beautiful fountain in the park. So disappointed to see that there was no water, lots of graffiti, dirty...the park was peaceful and right across the street was a boathouse with crews rowing on the Charles. That was nice to...More

Thank patentgeek
Reviewed 12 September 2015

It is very charming and calm place to sit in the middle of Harvard Square! In the summer it is specially great because you can sit in the sun and appreciate the quiet space around a busy area.

Thank Danuza
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very good and a very moving museum.loads of photos and information to view. Very clean museum and nice shop to buy souvenirs. Bus from centre of town to front of museum.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Go here on a Sunday during the summer, since Memorial Drive is closed for cars on that day, from April until October. Because the only downside to this small and nice little park, is the noise and pollution from the car traffic nearby.

Thank Bicycle_traveller
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Just a couple of blocks away from the Harvard Square scene, Kennedy park has a great view of the Charles River. Bring your book, food or just relax, it is large enough to get away from any crowds that may intrude in your space. In...More

1  Thank Frank G
Reviewed 19 July 2013

As I roam around Cambridge despite heat wave warning, I really needed a place to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful Memorial Drive. JFK Park serves that need perfectly. If you pass through Memorial Drive, make sure you stop by JFK Park. You will not...More

2  Thank Moondil
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