The first annual Tunnel of Love opened on Saturday at Columbus Park, transforming the iconic trellis on the waterfront into Boston’s Valentine’s Day destination.
Each end of the trellis features a heart-shaped entrance, with five-foot-tall, handmade “conversation hearts” lining the walkway. The concept and artwork was created by the The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, led by FOCCP arts curator, Robyn Reed. The opening night event drew hundreds of visitors many who wrote and posted Valentine’s at the park.
“Columbus Park is gorgeous year-round, but by February, we all need some extra beauty to get us through the end of winter,” Reed said. “I look forward to seeing many happy couples walking hand-in-hand under the hearts.”
“Columbus Park has been named as one of the ‘Top 10 Most Kissable Places’ in Boston according to Boston Magazine,” said FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines. “After this lovely Valentine’s Day event in the Park trellis, I predict we’ll move up to the Top 5!”
The trellis will be decorated for the entire month of February with cupids and lighted hearts.