Sprague Pond Access

Ownership: Boston Department of Neighborhood Development 

Neighborhood: Hyde Park  

This urban wild, located along the banks of Sprague Pond, is essentially indistinguishable from the neighboring construction company. The company has taken over the parcel, placing construction debris and machinery on the site. A fence surrounds the company's land and the urban wild thus barring any public access to the wild. If the urban wild were accessible, it would provide a nice view of Great Blue Hill. In addition to the ecological benefit it provides through access to Sprague Pond, the wild is also historically significant. During the Cival War, it was home to the famous Camp Miegs, the mustering grounds of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Across the pond from the wild rests an Amtrak railroad causeway and other industry.