Press Release

Who: Community
What: Millennium Park
When: November 2000
Where: West Roxbury off the VFW Parkway
Why: Public Grand Opening

The town of West Roxbury announces the opening of Millennium Park to residents and visitors from greater Boston and beyond. The park is open to the public from dawn to dusk. You can walk or hike the many trails, play soccer, take in an event at the amphitheater, picnic, entertain children at the extensive jungle gym and take a lazy ride down the river in a rented canoe. There are restroom facilities, tables and areas for grilling. Canoes are not yet for rent on the premises, but there is a launch to put them in. Tree lined river banks offer a site for bird watching, enjoying nature, people watching or just daydreaming. Mayor Menino cut the ribbons to open the new millennium and dedicate the park. Now it is open to all of the community to meet together and share a beautiful space in the sun.
Millennium Park is the site of the former West Roxbury Landfill. Tons of soil were hauled in trucks by night from the BiG DiG in Boston to the Big Fill in West Roxbury. Where once was a flatland, there is now a mountain of things to do for the whole family.

For questions, please contact
Parks for Peace Commission at West Roxbury High School or visit us at 1205 VFW Parkway right in front of Millennium Park or see us on line at

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