Parks and Open Spaces

Having a place to exercise and be physically active is important to your health.

South End (Including Chinatown) has several parks and open spaces. Click below for a map of your parks and open spaces.


Whether your community, including its parks and open spaces, is safe can affect how much you exercise.

Within the 12 Wellness Trail Neighborhoods, South End (Including Chinatown) has the 7th lowest rate of non-fatal assault-related gunshot and stabbing victims.

Closeness to Highways

Your proximity to highways affects your risk for asthma and cardiovascular disease.

“Busy” roadways have over 18,000 cars on an average week day. South End (Including Chinatown) is close to 90 and 93; and it has heavy traffic on Massachusetts Avenue (32,000 cars per average week day), the Surface Artery (23,000 cars per average week day), and Kneeland Street (20,000 cars per average week day).

Healthy Food

Eating healthy reduces your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but it can depend on your ability to find healthy food stores in your neighborhood.

In South End (Including Chinatown) there are several places where you can buy healthy food: grocery stores, farmers market, and 24 community gardens.