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Columbus Park Playground Closed Until Further Notice

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced the temporary closure of all tot lots and playgrounds. This includes Columbus Park playground in the North End/Waterfront. Parks remain open at this time and maintenance and operational functions continue uninterrupted. Enjoy the park with your family tossing frisbees, throwing balls, getting the kids to run races Read More…

Community Featured

Month of Love Opens at Christopher Columbus Park [Photos]

The Month of Love featuring gigantic candy conversation hearts officially opened under the trellis at Christopher Columbus Park on February 1st. Joanne Hayes-Rines, President of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, officiated the ribbon cutting ceremony. She recognized park art curator and artist Robyn Reed for her creativity in developing the Valentine-themed installation, now in Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Winterberries Brighten Gloomy Saturday

Bob Somerville shares this photo from Christopher Columbus Park saying, “Even on a damp, dreary day, these vibrant winterberries give a burst of color to the park.” “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured Kids & Families

48th Annual North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

After Santa landed his helicopter at Columbus Park, it was time for the 48th North End Christmas Parade. Hundreds watched the Christmas Parade wind through the neighborhood streets. Two marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters took pictures with the kids. Of course, it’s not a parade without antique cars and fire trucks. The parade is Read More…

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17th Annual Trellis Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the 17th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday night. The annual kick-off to the holiday season brought entertainment by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), singer Sharon Zeffiro, singer-songwriter A. P. Black, crooner Gian Faraone, Read More…

Event Notices

Christopher Columbus Park Holiday Trellis Lighting Nov. 25

The 17th annual holiday trellis lighting at Christopher Columbus Park will take place on Monday, November 25 starting a 5 p.m. Join Mayor Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for this festive celebration! Entertainment will be provided by students and instructors from the North End Music and Read More…