The reservation is open year round dawn to dusk. Gates open at 8AM. Elm Bank Reservation, located in Wellesley, is one of the most recent parkland acquisitions. The 182 acres of woodlands, fields, and old estate property is surrounded on three sides by the Charles River. The reservation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its many elements of estate landscaping. A variety of wildlife, including deer, thrive in the upland habitats and along the river.