West Street

Ownership: Boston Conservation Commission 

Neighborhood: Hyde Park 

The West Street Urban Wild, owned by the Boston Conservation Commission, is a rare piece of greenspace along the Neponset River. The parcel is bounded on the northwest by private residences that front on Pierce Street, on the northeast by West Street, on the east by the Neponset River, on the southeast by an Amtrak and commuter railroad right-of-way and on the southwest by privately-owned land. Currently, a chain-link fence surrounds the entire site although the fence has been broken in certain areas. The DCR owns a narrow section of land, also on the Neponset River, adjacent to the West Street Urban Wild. Mostly wooded and flat, the urban wild's uniqueness lies in its status as one of the few conservation areas along the Neponset River.