We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jamaica Pond

Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Boston, MA 02130 (Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill)
617 635 4505
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #90 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
4 visitor photos
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9
    10
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a good tarmac path all the way round the pond which makes walking easy. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was not particularly busy. Although there are roads along most sides of the pond it was not especially noisy. As it was a nice day there was a mix of people enjoying the pond; joggers, dog... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

It is a lovely place to walk, run or walk your dog. I just wish the restroom would be open, I never see it open! It is beautiful, specially during summer evenings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I live in JP because of the marriage of city and scenic. Jamaica Pond is a great quiet place to go, soak up the smells of some actual nature, maybe read a book on the grass or go for a jog around the pond. Having this quiet little oasis is a nice escape from Boston. I recommend bringing a book,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwell, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We rode our bikes around the pond. Short ride good for families. We took two loops then rode to Arnold Arboretum to get more exercise. I would like to return later in the Spring when more trees will be in bloom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Boston's runners crowd the paths along the Charles. If you prefer a solitary run, choose this pond and the surrounding roads. On most days, you'll get your miles in without having to smell any exhaust from traffic.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brazil
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Jamaica Pond is a very nice place, beautiful and calm. If you are nearby, it is worth a visit. It is also close to the Arboretum, so you can make both visits in a row. But it is a place to relax, walk, or run. It doesn't have attractions, entertainment, cultural buildings or places to eat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Not far from the inner city, Jamaica Pond is an oasis that offers tranquility and a pleasureable location to wide down with family and friends. Good for young children supervised by an adult since the pond is close to walkways. Its the perfect spot for urban dwellers to catch their breath without having to drive out of the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Want some great sailing, this is your place. Not far is James Michael Curley's house.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
roslindale ma
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice place for a walk, parking can be tricky! You can also go fishing they stock the pond every year. ps Fishing permit required!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

A few years back a friend emailed me a link to the 100 most beautiful places in the world and amongst the photos was Jamaica Pond in a shot that captured the beauty of the pond and its boat house.Jamaica Pond can be described as the gem on the Emerald Necklace, which is the series of ponds and parks designed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Jamaica Pond also viewed

 

Been to Jamaica Pond? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jamaica Pond, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing