Christopher Columbus Park Trellis To Become a Tunnel of Love on Feb. 10, 2018
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) are gearing up to turn Columbus Park’s well-known trellis into a Tunnel of Love in honor of Valentine’s Day. The trellis will be decorated for the entire month of February with cupids and lighted hearts.
On Saturday, February 10, each end of the trellis will become a heart-shaped entrance, with five-foot-tall, handmade “conversation hearts” lining the walkway. Visitors who venture into the Tunnel of Love should expect a few surprises as well.
Be sure to stop by Saturday, February 10, from 4pm – 9pm at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park (110 Atlantic Avenue). The event is free and open to the public. Valentine’s Day visitors are invited to tag @foccp in their Columbus Park Valentine’s Day photos. #lovefoccp
FOCCP’s Art Curator, Robyn Reed, created the Valentine’s Day-inspired trellis design. “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.”
Reed was also responsible for the “Changing Course” art installation, which was displayed in the trellis earlier this year to draw attention to ocean pollution. It was chosen to be part of this summer’s Boston Greenfest and is now on display in Boston City Hall.
“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!”
FOCCP is grateful to the sponsors of this event: NorthEndBoston.com, Boston Harbor Cruises, CL Properties, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, and Sanibel Electrical Corp.