Community Activities

Endless Fun for Everyone



  • Open Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday from 7:00am - 11:00pm and Thursday & Sunday from 7:00am - 10:30pm, except when closed for private events - please check our calendar which is updated frequently.

  • The Kaleidoscope Garden and Urban Grove are open whenever the Lawn is open.
  • Pickleball is open daily, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (limited additional nighttime lighting on the courts is new for 2024!), whenever the Lawn is open to the public. Pickleball is open play except during concession hours, when reservations are available and encouraged. Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance and take precedence, but please be courteous. Make your reservations here:
  • Food, Drink & Lawn Games: Thursday 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 12:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm


This Week on the Lawn

  • = Open Lawn
  • = Food, Drinks & Games
  1. Wednesday

    Open Lawn

    7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  2. Thursday

    Closed for Private Event

    7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  3. Friday

    Open Lawn + Concessions/Bar + Lawn Games

    - When concessions are CLOSED: no reservations are required; first-come, first-serve. Nets provided and basic equipment may be available as supplies last.
    - When concessions are OPEN: reserve your pickleball court:
    (Book starting at noon, 14 days in advance)

    7:00 am - 11:00 pm 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm PB: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

View Event Calendar


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Fun & Games

The Lawn on D is the place for games! Complimentary games, for visitors to play, include cornhole, bocce, ping-pong, and JENGA®.

NEW! Kaleidoscope Garden

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Kaleidoscope Garden by Perkins&Will, a Boston-based studio established in 1935, is co-designed by Sarah Brophy and Katherine Chin. The installation is produced by BRM, a certified woman-owned business founded in 2016, under the direction of General Contractor and Founder Bianca R. Mauro.

“We looked to the kaleidoscope as an awe-inspiring apparatus to create ever-changing experiences that set the imagination ablaze and capture the fleeting, light-filled spirit of summer,” said designers Sarah Brophy and Katherine Chin. “Kaleidoscope Garden invites people to wander through an immersive particle field of firefly-like glowing discs before entering the central oculus, where they partake in a communal act of image-making with the changing sky.”

NEW! Urban Grove

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Urban Grove is designed by Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm established in the 1960s, under the direction of Principal Lauren Haggerty. The installation is fabricated in partnership with Image One, a service company founded in 2007, under the direction of Sales & Fabrication Expert Kyle Wolfe.

“The Urban Grove represents Arrowstreet’s goal of creating interactive experiences for communities to gather, reflect, and relax,” said Arrowstreet Senior Associate Jenna Carolan. “The installation symbolizes a commitment to preserving and expanding shaded green spaces within our city landscapes while also infusing the space with an element of whimsy and delight. We are excited to see the Urban Grove come to life, and we hope the community will take the time to reflect—both figuratively and literally—in this space and enjoy the renewed vibrancy of the Lawn on D.”


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Giant Chess

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Lawn Checkers

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Large Connect 4

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Food & Beverage

Rebel Restaurants owns and operates many of Boston’s most popular restaurants including Temazcal Tequila Cantina, Jack’s Coal Fired Pizza, and Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill. They bring their restaurant chops to the Lawn on D with an expanded concessions menu that includes grill favorites, wraps, deli sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages.



Smash Burger* $12
Vegan option available
Lettuce, tomato, onions
Add: cheese $2, bacon $5, patty $3,

Classic Seaport Dog $10
All beef hotdog
Chili Dog $14
Pizza $12
Cheese or pepperoni
Sausage, Pepper and Onions $12
Tacos $16
Mango slaw, pico, flour tortilla, crema fresca
Choice of: short ribs, BBQ pork or chicken

Seitan Banh Mi $14
Soy ginger, carrots, cucumber, cilantro
Pulled Pork $18
BBQ pork, slaw


Watermelon $4
Chicken Tenders $12
Seasoned Fries $6
Togarashi Fries $7
Bag Chips $4
Popcorn $3
Chili $8

Shareables & Salad

Guacamole $14
Jalapeno, cilantro, pico, corn chips
Not Your Canadian Poutine $14
Golden potato fries, cheese curds, cheese sauce, Japanese curry, togarashi
Add: short ribs $5, BBQ pork, chicken, or chili $4

Bavarian Pretzel Sticks $10
Cheese sauce, sriracha
Nachos $16
Cheese sauce, pico, guacamole, crema fresca, chipotle aioli
Add: short ribs $5, BBQ pork, chicken, or chili $4

Wedge Salad $12
Smoke pork belly, blue cheese dressing, heirloom tomatoes, balsamic Add short ribs $5, BBQ pork, chicken, or chili $4


Brownie $5
Cookies $4
Novelties $5
Ice Cream Cups $6

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Beer (12 oz cans)

Allagash White $9
Corona Extra $8.50
Harpoon IPA $8.50
Jack’s Abby House Lager $8.50
Kona Big Wave $8.50
Michelob Ultra $8.25
Nightshift Nite Lite $9
Night Shift Whirlpool $9.50
Sam Summer $9

Beer (16 oz can)

Pabst Blue Ribbon $7.50


Angry Orchard Seltzer $9
Nutrl Vodka Seltzer $10
Viva Tequila Seltzer $11
Truly Wildberry Cider $9
Dunkin’s Spiked Ice Tea $8.50

Featured Cocktail

Frosé $13
Tito’s Peach Lemonade $13
Seaport Mule $13
Summer Street Sipper $13
Southie-Rita $13

Wine by the Glass

Gambino Prosecco $12
Grayson Chardonnay $12
Bianco Pinot Grigio $13
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc $13
Coppola Rosé $13
Noble Vines Pinot Noir $13
Capriccio White Sangria $13
Capriccio Red Sangria $13

Spirits $13

Titos Vodka, Bombay Gin, Bacardi and Captain Morgan Rum, Old Mexico Tequila, Jim Beam Bourbon, Jack Daniels Whiskey

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Water $4
Red Gatorade $5
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Starry, Lemonade, Brisk Iced Tea $4.50

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Table Reservations

Reservations for groups with a minimum of 20 people, may reserve tables up to two weeks in advance, on a first come first-serve basis. Reservation tables are available when the bar and Lawn are open to the public (and not closed for a private event), Thursday through Sunday.

Please note that a minimum spend per person will be required when reserving a table. Our high-top reservation tables can accommodate groups of eight guests per table. Guests will be able to pre-order food and have a dedicated server with guaranteed seating in a prime location on our South Concourse next to the Pavilion on D.

To reserve your table and for more information, email Kristen at Please provide your preferred date, time & number of anticipated guests.

For groups with less than 20 people, reservations are not accepted.

Rules of The Lawn

Do’s and Don’ts

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) is committed to providing an enjoyable experience for all our guests and visitors.

No pets allowed.
No outside alcohol allowed.
No outside food during concession hours.

While visiting The Lawn On D the following general activities are prohibited:
• Violations of state or local law
• Any activity that threatens the safety of our guests, visitors, and/or employees
• The use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes
• The possession of weapons including but not limited to firearms, knives, and explosives
• Any activity whose nature would tend to disrupt the legitimate business of the property
• Excessive loitering about the property without any useful business for being present
• Disruptive profanity, vulgar, or threatening language
• Running, horseplay, or disorderly conduct of any nature
• Operating unauthorized and/or recreational personal transportation devices or drones
• Pets and other domestic animals are prohibited at all times with the exception of service animals
• Soliciting money or other contributions or donations, or distributing commercial advertising or promotional material of any kind, or offering samples of items, except with the prior written permission of management

For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions may be subject to inspection as a condition of admittance. The MCCA reserves the final decision on items brought into the venue.

Guests who do not act responsibly may be asked to leave. If they fail or refuse to leave the property, they may be arrested and prosecuted for criminal trespass.

To contact MCCA Public Safety dial 617-954-2222.



What You Need to Know Before Your Visit

1. When does the Lawn on D close and open?

The Lawn on D is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday and 7:00am to 10:30pm on Thursday and Sunday, but please check our Event Calendar for closings and important information.

2. When are the lawn games at the Lawn on D available?

Lawn games are only available during concession hours: Thursday from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday from 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Please check our Event Calendar for closings due to weather and private events.

3. How much does it cost to get in? Do I need tickets? Do I need a reservation?

We don’t charge an entrance fee and all our public events are free – no tickets or reservation required (unless specifically mentioned on our calendar).

4. Are you open today? What time do you close tonight?

Please check our Event Calendar for open hours and closure information.

5. Are there any age restrictions?

All ages are welcome to hang out at the Lawn on D! However, you need to be 21+ to be able to purchase alcohol.

6. Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, pets are NOT allowed at the Lawn on D (with the exception of service animals).

7. Is there any food available for purchase?

Yes, we sell food and beverages provided by Rebel Restaurants. Concessions are served May through October, on Thursday from 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday from 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (see the Event Calendar for specific dates). >> View Menu

8. Can I bring outside food and drinks to the Lawn on D?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted during concession hours (see Question #7 for concession hours). You ARE allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages when our concession stand is closed.

9. Can I reserve a table for a small group at the Lawn on D?

Yes! Groups of 20 people or more can reserve tables up to two weeks in advance. We do not take reservations for groups under 20 and, in fact, you don’t need one! We have plenty of tables and seating available, both under our main tent and outside on The Lawn. >> More Info

10. Is smoking allowed at the Lawn on D?

No, the use of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes at the Lawn on D is prohibited.

11. Is there a public restroom at the Lawn on D?

There are restrooms available for public use, when concessions are open, inside the convention center. Follow the signage posted at the Lawn on D.

12. Is there Wi-Fi at the Lawn on D?

Yes, we have complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi available to all visitors of the Lawn on D.

13. Can I bring my own chair and/or blanket?

Yes, you’re welcome to bring a blanket or a personal lawn chair to the Lawn on D. For movie showings and musical performances only low “beach style” lawn chairs with a seat no higher than 9″ off the ground are permitted to ensure clear sight lines for all guests.

14. What is the exact address of the Lawn on D?

The Lawn On D is located at 420 D Street, Boston, MA 02210. The mailing address for the Lawn on D is 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210.

15. Can I get to the Lawn on D via public transportation?

Yes. The Lawn On D is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop. It’s also a 15-20 minute walk from South Station, which provides local services via bus and subway (Red Line), and a 30-minute walk from Broadway Station on the Red Line. There is also a Blue Bikes station in front of the BCEC on Summer Street and in front of The Lawn On D on D Street.

16. Is there any parking near the Lawn on D?

There is metered street parking available on D Street and at the Lot on D across from the Lawn on D, accessible via the Element Boston Seaport Hotel. Please check the Getting Here section of this page for parking rates and alternative ways to get to The Lawn On D.

17. What do I do if I lost something at the Lawn on D?

Please check our Lost & Found page where you can file a report with our Public Safety Team and get a case ID for any lost item(s).

18. Do you rent out space for weddings and other non-corporate events?

Yes, we do. Please email for rates and availability or submit an RFP or event requirements through our Book Your Event form.

19. When does the season end? When do you close for the winter?

The Lawn on D season ends on October 31 (that includes bar, lawn games, interactive installations & programming). We recommend checking our Event Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Pickleball FAQ

1. When can I use the pickleball courts?

Pickleball courts are open 7 days a week, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, whenever The Lawn is open to the public.

2. Can I reserve a court?

Yes! You only need to reserve a court when concessions are open/lawn games are out (Thursday-Sunday). You can reserve a court here: Please see our calendar for availability!

4. I want to reserve a court for X date.

Courts only need to be reserved when concessions are open (see the calendar for specific hours - subject to the Lawn’s hours). Otherwise, reservations can be made 14 days in advance, beginning at noon. You can block a court in half hour intervals, for a max of one hour total per day. We also sometimes have tournaments hosted by various partners that are free to participate (watch our calendar dates). Reserve a court at Courts are included when booking the Pavilion on D or entire Lawn for a private event.

5. Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes, please feel free to bring your paddles and balls, however personal nets are prohibited as they may damage our courts.

6. Do you provide equipment? I don’t have my own paddle.

Yes! We currently have a limited supply of pickleball paddles and balls provided by our partners at Nutrl. We also have our own nets that you are required to use (they’re good!).

7. Can I bring my water bottle?

During concessions hours we do not allow outside beverages or refillable containers into the Lawn on D - water is available for purchase. During open lawn hours you may bring your own beverage.

8. How do I play?

We have signs near the court explaining the basic rules. For more information, visit

Getting Here

The Lawn on D is conveniently located just minutes from Boston’s major highways and is easily accessible by the T via the Silver Line World Trade Center stop. Whether it’s by car, train, subway, or even bicycle, getting to and from the Lawn on D couldn’t be easier!

Driving Directions

Driving directions to the Lawn on D via the BCEC are available in the PDF below, or view and customize based on your starting point in Google Maps.

The address of the Lawn on D is 420 D Street, Boston, MA.

Public Transportation

The Lawn on D is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop. It’s also a 15-20 minute walk from South Station, which provides local services via bus and subway (Red Line), and Broadway Station. There is also a Blue Bikes station in front of the BCEC on Summer Street and in front of the Lawn on D on D Street.


Street Parking:

There is metered street parking along D Street. Availability is subject to the busyness of the Lawn.

The Lot on D:

Valet available from Aloft/Element. Rate is $54.


  • Up to 1hr: $10
  • Up to 3hrs: $20
  • Up to 6hrs: $30
  • Over 6hrs: $50 per calendar day

Stay connected at the Lawn on D with free Wi-Fi!