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Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department provides residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space in more than 2,600 acres of park land throughout the city.

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    Light up the Frog Pond at Mayor Walsh's Fall Pumpkin Fest on October 19!

    Bring an eight-inch or smaller carved pumpkin to float on the Frog Pond and set it aglow at twilight! This free family-friendly event will include science experiments, magic show, giant bubble show, and more.  Please join us on Sunday, October 19, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM for this fun fall celebration!

    2014 Pumpkin Fest flyer »

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    Troops for Fitness

    As part of the Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will offer free workshops and classes instructed by U.S. military veterans at parks and community centers citywide. The health and wellness program is made possible by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the National Parks and Recreation Association. Click on the link below for the schedule of fitness events.

    Troops for Fitness Oct. & Nov. Calendar »

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    Parks Department Holds Citywide Open Space Plan Meetings

    The Boston Parks Department is holding a citywide series of public meetings from July 21 to August 14 to discuss the 2015 to 2021 Open Space Plan and the results of a survey questionnaire about park use and prefeirences.  With this information the Parks Department is developing a multi-year integrated plan for open space protection and development. Open space advocates, parents, caregivers, and all users of Boston’s parks are invited to attend these meetings!  Presentations from the meetings are available for viewing online at the link below by neighborhood and date.

    Press Release (Dates & Locations) »

    View Open Space Plan Presentations by Neighborhood and Date »

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    Find a City of Boston Park!

    Looking for the address of a City of Boston park?  Or would you like to see park names by neighborhood?  Take a look at our inventory listing parks, playgrounds, urban wilds, cemeteries, and squares under the jurisdiction of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

    2014 Park Inventory »

Forms, Permits & Applications

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Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming events at Boston's Parks.

    View Events Calendar »

Upcoming Meetings »

  • The public is invited to provide input to the Parks Department through community meetings.

    View Upcoming Meetings »

Videos & Multimedia »


  • Boston Area Church League Luncheon
    Mayor Walsh attends the Boston Area Church League Luncheon, where he accepts the Ted Williams Award and delivers the keynote address.Watch Video »
  • Game of the Week-BNBL: Runnin' Rebels vs. Avengers
    This week we head to the Madison Park Community Center for a matchup in the Boys 18 and Under Division, as the Runnin' Rebels take on the Avengers.Watch Video »

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