Community

Boston Parks “Pics in the Parks” Challenge

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has launched “Pics in the Parks,” a series of virtual photography clinics for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Explore the features of your digital camera or smartphone while learning the technical elements of photography. Weekly challenges will be released every Tuesday throughout the summer. Select photos will Read More…

Health & Environment

Boston Parks Rank #9 in the U.S. for Access, Size, and Amenities

Boston came in ninth in a national ranking of city parks based on citizens’ access to parks and park amenities. The annual ParkScore list, compiled by The Trust for Public Land, uses mapping technology and demographic data to determine how well the largest cities in the United States are meeting the need for parks. Boston Read More…

Kids & Families

ParkARTS Children’s Workshops & Puppet Show at Christopher Columbus Park

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS participatory program, sponsored by Holly Bruce, is pleased to announce the continuation of its series of arts workshops for kids age three through ten. Children can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the Artists in Residence Workshops held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Read More…

Government

City Reaches Goal of Park Access for All Boston Residents Within a Ten Minute Walk of Home

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and The Trust for Public Land announced at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End on Friday, October 19, that the City has reached a major milestone – all Boston residents now have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. Through Imagine Boston 2030, Mayor Walsh allocated over $230 million for Read More…

Community Meetings

Residents’ Association Voices Concerns About Artificial Turf at Langone & Puopolo Parks

Members of the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) expressed concerns about the planned use of artificial turf for Puopolo Park at the August NEWRA meeting. In May, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department presented their two design plans for the parks, which both include synthetic turf over grass on the multi-use field. At that community Read More…

Community Featured Government

Paul Revere Mall “The Prado” to See New Improvements

This morning our famous signal lanterns were lit atop the Old North Church! Why? The Contractors are coming! We're proud to have been a part of this morning's groundbreaking at the Paul Revere Mall renovation.Thanks to @CityOfBoston @marty_walsh @bostonparks @TheFreedomTrail! pic.twitter.com/NKIYL1AVrT — Old North (@OldNorth1723) July 25, 2018 North End residents and community members came Read More…

Event Notices

Groundbreaking Ceremony at The Prado Wednesday, July 25

After a series of public meetings last fall, the restoration of the Prado / Paul Revere Mall will kick off with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 25 at 9:30 a.m. The Prado will be getting a complete overhaul with key improvements including an underground drainage system, better lighting and increased accessibility. Historic features will Read More…

Daily Briefs

Labor Day Brief: North End Couple, Mayan Queen IV, Mirabella Pool Closes

Things to know for Monday Happy Labor Day! The first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. – U.S. Department of Read More…

Sports

Free Indoor Golf Clinics Begin March 28

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is offering free indoor golf clinics at local Community Centers for both beginners and experienced players who want to brush up on their skills before they hit the links. The clinic series is six weeks long with registration on a first come, first served basis.  The first hour of Read More…