Rockledge

Ownership: Department of Neighborhood Development 


Neighborhood: Roxbury 


Description:
Taken by the city through tax foreclosure in 1962, Rockledge Urban Wild has served as a peaceful encove in densely settled Roxbury for decades. The site is characterized by a wooded puddingstone outcrop that connects a lower and upper clearing. The upper clearing, bordering Logan Street, offers excellent views of downtown Boston. Neighbors have groomed and planted the lower clearing that borders Rockledge Street. While the lower section is largely comprised of mown grasses and planted flower beds, the puddingstone outcrop supports a wide array of plant life including gray birch, beech, oaks, red maples, and ferns.
Rockledge