Commonwealth Avenue Mall Statue Lighting and Landscape Enhancement Project


Fondly referred to as the central boulevard of the Back Bay, the Mall connects the Public Garden to the Back Bay Fens. Inspired by Parisian Boulevards, the mall is a vital resource of beautiful large-scale shade trees, benches, walkways and sculptures that are enjoyed by millions of visitors every year.

Key Objectives:

• Design and install lighting for seven statues along the mall
• Enhance the beauty of each statue by improving the surrounding stonework, landscaping, and walkways
• Utilize the latest, most energy efficient lighting technology
• Increase nighttime safety with added lighting

The Friends has worked for over 30 years with the City Parks Department and the Landmarks Commission to obtain the necessary approvals to make this project possible. Thanks to generous neighbors and other supporters, the Friends has celebrated the lighting of the Morison statue. The Hamilton, Glover, Collins, Garrison, Sarmiento, and Eriksson statues remain to be lit through this effort.

Your donation today supports the thoughtful lighting and landscaping of seven statues on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.