Kennard Sculpture Trail

Open September 10th through November 11th | Hours: everyday, dawn to dusk

Opening reception on September 10th, 1:00-4:00pm | Music & Light Refreshments  

The Friends of Kennard Park is launching site-specific, outdoor, art installations located on the Kennard Estate in Newton, MA. This sculpture trail features fourteen international, national, and local artists. Visiting the park is free to the public, but donations are welcome.  

Curated by Allison Newsome, the artists featured in the show include Caroline Bagenal, Zoe Friend, Jean Blackburn, Charlet Davenport, Mary Dondero, Murray Dewart, Peter Diepenbrock, Marek Jacisin, Carolyn Kraft, Deborah Putnoi, Anne Spalter, Marco Vargas, Kit Clews, Paul Walker, and Allison, herself.  

For more information about the sculpture trail and our featured artists, please visit:   

If you are interested in volunteering as a walking guide for the park or a docent, please contact us @ as we would really appreciate your help!


Speaker Series

For the eight weeks the sculptures are installed, Friends of Kennard Park will also host an accompanying speaker series featuring experts in ecology, history, holistic medicine, mindfulness, education, lyme disease, and interactive artist workshops. Official speakers, dates, and times will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out the official Kennard Park Event Calendar to help plan your visit.



Every year, usually the first weekend in May, the city of Newton hosts a day of community service. Here is a link to the city’s publication about NewtonSERVES:   

For the past three years, Friends of Kennard Park has been a large participant in this day, welcoming community members to help clean the park. Volunteers help pick up debris and cut back invasive vines. Every year, fewer trash bags are filled and accumulated due to the large efforts volunteers have made in years past.   

While this one deliberate day each year is hugely instrumental in the maintenance of Kennard Park, we would like to encourage you to pick up trash whenever visible to help us maintain the sanctuary and cleanliness for animals and humans. For more information on a visitor’s role as a steward, please visit our subpage,