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BEST PARK THAT WON’T GET COVERED IN A FAMILY NEWSPAPER

Hiscock Park

Of all the monuments to his legacy that Mayor Menino has erected in this town, HISCOCK PARK is one of our favorites. Nestled deep in Boston’s South End, Hiscock may be tiny (it’s not Menino’s long-yearned-for 1000-foot tower, that’s for sure), but it’s one of the neighborhood’s crown jewels. An oasis of stately seclusion, Hiscock sees little action. It’s hardly neglected, though, thanks to a devoted group of groundskeepers — the Friends of Hiscock — who make sure it’s impeccably manicured. So bring a lunch. And a pet. According to its signage, Hiscock “welcomes all neighbors and four-footed friends.”

HISCOCK PARK | East Newton Street, Boston | cityofboston.gov/parks

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