About Armenian Heritage Park
Just imagine*: “We
are now standing at the edge of an extraordinary little park. Here at
mid-day, walking the labyrinth at the
park’s center has attracted both
North End residents and visitors from Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Some are
its meandering path while a number of children
around the path toward the water jet at its center. Some, shedding their flip-flops, are splashing about with squeals of delight. In
contrast, many dressed for downtown’s business have settled on a bench
with brown bag lunch, clearly enjoying the activity before them.”
* A reader's response to The Big Dig's Payoff - It's Easy to Imagine the Greenway in 10 years. By Thomas C. Palmer Jr.
Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, May 24, 2007
Heritage Park, a gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Armenian-Americans, is located between Faneuil Hall
Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
with key themes of the Greenway, to acknowledge the history of Boston as
a port of entry for immigrants worldwide worldwide, Armenian Heritage Park celebrates those who have migrated to the Massachusetts' shores, contributing to the richness of American life and culture.
Designed to engage children and adults, the Park consists of two key features surrounded by seating, brick paving and landscaping.
Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, to commemorate the immigrant experience. Annually, the Sculpture is reconfigured symbolic of all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. The Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool; its waters wash over its sides and re-emerge as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth's center. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that followed.
a circular winding path paved in granite and set in lawn, celebrates
life's journey. A single jet of water mark
its center. Art, Service, Science and
Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to accomplishments and
contributions made to American life and culture.
Armenian Heritage Park and its endowment with funds for ongoing
care and maintenance, and public programs have been funded by the
generous support of individuals and organizations. The Park and its
endowment are key initiative of the Armenian Heritage
Foundation, comprised of representatives from thirty-seven Armenian-American
churches and organizations within Massachusetts. Armenian Heritage Park has been constructed at no expense to the taxpayer, and will be cared for and maintained in perpetuity.