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Jamaica Plain Fire Station
746 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Dial 911 for emergencies. To reach the station for non-emergency situations, dial 617-343-2880.

The stationMore houses not only Boston Fire Department Engine 28 and Tower Ladder 10, but also the headquarters for Division Two, one of the two groupings into which the Boston Fire Department is split. The station is part of District 9.

The firefighters who man this station round the clock all receive specialized traning in technical rescue. They learn how to rescue people from collapsed buildings, wells, manholes and ship holds.

The ladder truck stationed here has one of the longest reaches in the Boston Fire Department. For every fire in Division Two that reaches two or more alarms, Tower Ladder 10 responds.

Each morning at 8:30am the firefighters hold an equipment check. Children are welcome to attend with their parents or guardians.

For public transportation: The 38 and 39 buses go to the fire house from the Forest Hills station (Orange Line).

Jamaica Pond
507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Jamaica Pond was scraped from the earth by glaciers and preserved as a park by Frederick Law Olmsted. The spring-fedMore pond is Boston's largest and purest body of fresh water.

Among the events held here is the Lantern Parade each October, in which thousands of people bring homemade and store-bought lanterns and walk around the pond.

Walkers, often with dogs in tow, make heavy use of the path around the pond. The state stocks the pond with trout for anglers. Boat rental is offered during the summer. Please note that private boats, canoes, etc. are forbidden.

Among the groups who advocate for the pond are the Friends of Jamaica Pond and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

For public transportation: Take the 39 or 41 buses along Centre Street and get off at Parley Avenue (39) or Lakeville (41).

Parks and Recreation Department - City of Boston
1010 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for managing more than 2,200 acres of park land in the cityMore including parks, playgrounds, city squares, monuments, athletic fields, cemeteries and golf courses. In addition to maintenance and enhancement projects, it is responsible for overseeing the use of each space. Individuals or groups wishing to reserve parks or athletic fields must apply for a permit either by mail, phone or by visiting the Department's Massachusetts Avenue office. For details on obtaining a permit or a schedule of public events hosted by Parks and Recreation, visit the department's website.

Free parking is hard to find on Mass Avenue.  The Nos. 10 and 8 buses stop directly in front of the building, while the closest T stop is Andrew Station on the Red Line, a .8-mile walk.

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