Ownership: Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Neighborhood: East Boston
The Rockies Urban Wild is located along Marginal Street across from Piers Park in the Jefferies Point neighborhood. This natural area consists of an orchard and expansive meadow that breaks up the dense residential character of the neighborhood. It is one of the largest undeveloped spaces in this part of East Boston and provides some of the only remaining upland wildlife habitat in the area. The grassland and adjacent shrubby thicket are particularly attractive to migrating songbirds and butterflies. The entire site, including the orchard, is currently undergoing a phased restoration.