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…

Announcements Community Featured Transportation

Commentary: Foster St. Playground Status Update

The Foster Street Playground was recently featured in a recent 311 report and I fell compelled to share some insights and history. My parents and I have attempted to address the abandonment of this city playground for many years to no avail. Our property abuts the playground; our kitchen windows look directly out on to Read More…

Government Health & Environment

Parks Department, Friends of the Public Garden Sign Agreement to Strengthen Care for Downtown Parks

Mayor Walsh recently announced the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Public Garden have signed a formal cooperation agreement to enhance the care of Boston Common, the Public Garden, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) strengthens the 50-year partnership between the Parks Department and the Read More…

Event Notices Featured Health & Environment

Langone & Puopolo Parks Renovations to Begin July 1

The long awaited renovations of Langone Park and Puopolo Playground on Commercial Street in the North End are finally here! Work will begin the week of July 1, 2019. The Boston Parks & Recreation Department began the community process to propose improvements to the parks back in October 2017. Two final design concepts were publicly 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…

Community

Reader Poll: Where Should the Playground at Langone & Puopolo Parks Be Located?

Boston Parks & Recreation recently hosted their third and final community meeting to discuss improvements to Langone & Puopolo Parks. Two final design concepts were presented and attendees provided feedback on the proposed layouts. In addition to the highly debated topic of the grass, meeting attendees also discussed the relocation of the playground. In Concept A, Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Sports

Design Concepts Released for Langone and Puopolo Parks

Boston Parks & Recreation hosted their third and final community meeting this week to discuss improvements to Langone & Puopolo Parks in the North End. At the meeting, representatives from the Parks Department shared their design recommendations for the new parks, shown below, and listened to the resident feedback that followed. (Click images to enlarge.) Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Sports

Residents Review Design Alternatives for Langone & Puopolo Park Improvements

On Tuesday, January 23, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosted a community meeting at the Nazzaro Center to discuss the design phase of the Langone & Puopolo Parks improvement project. This was the second meeting in a series of community forums designed to help the Parks Department determine the best ways to rehabilitate the Read More…

Community Featured Sports

Kick Off Meeting Addresses Issues at Langone and Puopolo Parks

On Tuesday, October 24, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosted their first community meeting to discuss proposed improvements for Langone & Puopolo Parks on Commercial Street in the North End. The city has budgeted about $4.5 million to rehabilitate the park facilities. The current production schedule estimates design plans for the new park will Read More…