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Mayor Walsh Reopens Childe Hassam Park April 26
April 15, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the reopening of Childe Hassam Park in the South End with a ribbon cutting and block party on Saturday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m.  The reopening of the p...
Swans Return to Public Garden April 30
April 09, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Interim Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook will welcome Boston’s most famous waterfowl back during the 26th Annual Return of the Swans celebration in the Public Garden on Wednesday, April 30.  The ...
Beginner's Golf Lessons Begin May 7 at Franklin Park
April 09, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The City of Boston is offering beginner’s lessons for adults who want to learn the game of golf at the William Devine Golf Course in Dorchester beginning Wednesday, May 7, and continuing with sessions monthly through August. Get Golf...
WiFi Now Available at Jamaica Pond
April 09, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department announced this week that Jamaica Pond Park is now WiFi accessible. Free WiFi access is provided by entering “Boston Parks & Rec Free Wi-Fi" on a computer or handheld device in the v...
Fairies Possibly Sighted in Franklin Park
April 04, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Are there fairies and elves living in Franklin Park?  While City officials will not speak on the record, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department appears to be hedging its bets by co-hosting a Fairy Home Building Workshop with the Franklin ...
City Golf Courses Open April 5
March 24, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses - the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park - will be fully open for business on S...
Franklin Park Golf Course Nears Audubon Certification
February 27, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The City of Boston’s William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park is nearing full certification from Audubon International’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department reported this wee...
Smoking Ban Ordinance 7-4.14
January 01, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
For full text of Smoking Ban Ordinance 7-4.14 please see attached....
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Boston Parks and Recreation Commission Adopts Smoking Ban
December 30, 2013 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously today to adopt a proposed smoking ban for all City of Boston park properties.  The ban was initially proposed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and then approved on November 20 by members o...
Mayor Menino Appoints JP Resident to Boston Parks and Recreation Commission
December 03, 2013 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Thomas M. Menino has appointed Jamaica Plain resident Anne L. Connolly as an Associate Commissioner to the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission for a term that expires on January 1, 2017.  Her appointment was announced at the November...
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