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Welcome to The Richard D. Parker Memorial Victory Gardens. We encourage you to explore our vibrant and growing community!

The Fenway Victory Gardens are the oldest continuously operating Word War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Located in Fredrick Law Olmsted’s famed Emerald Necklace, over 500 gardens spanning 7.5 acres are tended by a community of more than 350 members from every neighborhood in Boston, reflecting the diversity of our city and its rich history and culture.

There are many ways to get involved in our vibrant community. We host Community Participation Days, community cook-outs, summer open gardens, and gardening workshops free and open to the public throughout the growing year. View our Events Calendar.


Fenway Victory Gardens Map


At the heart of the gardens is the Central Meadow, an ideal place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds with family and friends. We encourage you to bring a picnic and make yourself at home. Please help keep our park clean up when your done.

In addition to our privately tended gardens, we have a number of community spaces that we share together and invite the public to enjoy. Learn more.

Our History

The Fenway Victory Gardens are the nation’s only remaining, continuously operating WWII Victory Gardens. Founded by the Roosevelt Administration, it was one of over 20 million victory gardens responsible for nearly half of all the vegetable produce during the war. Learn more.