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Work Now Underway at Roxbury's Eliot Burying Ground
November 25, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative (HBGI) has announced that construction is now underway on a project to renovate the pathways, fence, and wall at Eliot Burying Ground, located at 16 Eustis Street in Roxbury.   T...
Updated Lineup Announced For Boston Common Tree Lighting
November 24, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
An updated talent lineup for Boston’s 73rd Annual Official Tree Lighting has been announced.  Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, will host the festive event on Boston Common on Thursday, Dec...
Frog Pond Skating Rink Opens November 22
November 20, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook, and The Skating Club of Boston President Joseph Blount are pleased to announce the opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Rink for the 2014/2015 winter season on Saturday, Novemb...
Boston Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda for November 24
November 20, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lighting December 1
November 17, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join Back Bay residents at Arlington Street for the lighting of Commonwealth Avenue Mall at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 1. Trees along the Mall will be illuminated through April 1 with elegant white lights made po...
Copley Square Tree Lighting December 2
November 13, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square will celebrate the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Tuesday, December 2, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The free event will f...
Mayor Walsh Lights Columbus Park Trellises November 24
November 07, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 12th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 24...
Boston's Official Christmas Tree Arrives November 21
November 06, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from the people of Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common at approximately 11 a.m. on the morning of Friday, November 21. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of ...
Improvements Beginning at Puddingstone Urban Wild in Roxbury
November 05, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Wilds Initiative is overseeing improvements beginning in November at the Puddingstone Garden Urban Wild located at 330 Seaver Street in Roxbury. Owned by the Boston Conservation Comm...
Boston Parks Records Dating Back To 1875 Now Online
October 27, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Historians, scholars, friends groups, and open space advocates are among these who now have a window into the past as the records of the Boston Parks Commission have been digitized and put online through the Boston Public Library’s digital s...
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