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Mayor's Fall Pumpkin Fest at Frog Pond October 19
September 26, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the free and fun Fall Pumpkin Festival coming to the Boston Common Frog Pond on Sunday, October 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will be floated on the water a...
Parks Department Announces October 2 Boston Tree Hearings
September 22, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold three public hearings on Thursday, October 2, to discuss the proposed removal of public shade trees in Boston.  The hearings will b...
Mayor Walsh Announces Garden Contest Winners
July 30, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2014 Garden Contest presented with a Grand Prize from JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald.  Now in its 18th year, the contest recognizes garde...
Boston Enlists Goats to Fight Invasive Plants
July 23, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - The City of Boston is enlisting the aid of some skilled four-legged helpers in order to combat poison ivy, buckthorn, Japanese knotweed, and other invasive plant species growing on Boston Parks and Recreation Depart...
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Mayor Walsh's Movie Nights Begin August 4
July 17, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, will give residents and visitors plenty of chances to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks in August and Se...
George Wright Course Jumps in National Golfweek Rankings
June 05, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The City of Boston’s George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park has received double accolades in Golfweek’s annual ranking of “Best Courses You Can Play” This is the fourth consecutive year Golfweek has recognized the C...
Boston Parks Score Again
May 29, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
For the third year in a row, Boston has landed near the top of the ParkScore list compiled by The Trust for Public Land ranking how much access citizens have to parks and park amenities.  The annual report uses mapping technology and demograp...
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...
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