Jamaica Pond was scraped from the earth by glaciers and preserved as a park by Frederick Law Olmsted. The spring-fed…More 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.
Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue 43 Lochstead Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Nehar Shalom, or "River of Peace," is a small, intimate Jewish house of worship located inside a beautiful home near…More Jamaica Pond. This is Jamaica Plain's first synagogue, established in 2005. Although it is centered on the teachings of traditional Judaisim and is led by a conservative Rabbi, this congregation is far from close-minded, striving for inclusion of Jewish people of all backgrounds, and also welcoming to interfaith families and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews.
The Footlight Club 7 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Located in a residential area between busy Centre St. and Jamaica Pond, The Footlight Club is America's…More oldest community theatre. It has performed every year since 1877. Footlight Club members are committed to presenting the best in non-professional theater to a broad-based audience, and to preserve and maintain Eliot Hall as a community resource.
Taylor House Bed and Breakfast 50 Burroughs St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 In the perfect location, nestled between Jamaica Pond and Centre Street, with gorgeous landscaping and a large, lush…More garden, this Victorian bed & breakfast is a great option for a relaxing stay or a garden event. All rooms feature a private bath. Golden Retrievers included.
Eye Q Optical 7 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 The Pond Street Eye Q Optical location serves as a showroom for the original eyewear designs of owner Paul Fox. His…More collection features an array of modern styles, with pieces ranging from plastic frames to rimless styles. A sampling of his collection is available on his website.
Showa Boston 420 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Located on the Pond Street campus it shares with with The British School, Showa Boston Institute of Language &…More Culture is dedicated to Japanese and American cross-cultural learning. Showa offers ESL classes for Japanese students, and Japanese language and culture classes for American students. The campus includes a full Japanese garden complete with Koi pond and a tea house. Programs are offered for students of all levels and ages during the school year and throughout the summer.