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Parks Department Announces Roslindale Park Improvements
December 16, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be holding public meetings to discuss improvements to the playground at Roslindale’s Fallon Field planned to commence in 2015. “In an effort to plan ahead and manage our open spac...
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...
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...
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...
City's Open Space Plan Nearing Completion
October 24, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is currently working with other city agencies to develop an integrated plan for open space protection and development.  The City of Boston’s Open Space Plan 2015-2021 looks at all publi...
Construction Underway at East Boston's Paris Street Playground
October 23, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department recently broke ground on a $922,700 renovation project at Paris Street Playground located at 115 Paris Street in East Boston. The project includes new children’s play equipment, a water-spra...
Get Fit with Military Vets in City Parks
October 22, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook, Boston Veterans Services Commissioner Francisco Urena, and representatives of The Coca-Cola Company and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) on October 11 to unveil ...
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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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...
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