Frieda Garcia Park was built in honor of Frieda Garcia, a renowned community activist recognized for her decades of leadership in the South End and Roxbury.
Featuring equipment for active, social, and self-directed play, the park serves as a significant buffer against the adjacent lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike. John Hancock Financial covered the costs of the development of the park, and donated it to the City upon completion.
Frieda Garcia Park is a 12,000-square-foot park and playground created for the families of Boston’s South End. Designed by Halvorson Design Partnership in consultation with the community, this urban oasis features custom-designed play equipment and lively art for youth of all ages.