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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...
Decades of Dance Party Coming To City Hall August 6
July 24, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The 42nd annual Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series continues on August 6 at 7 p.m. with City Hall Plaza favorites the Stardust Band supplying the live soundtrack to the Decades of Dance Party featuring dance floor hits from t...
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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...
Parks Department Announces Open Space Plan Meetings
July 11, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The City of Boston is preparing a new citywide Open Space Plan for the years 2015 to 2021.  As part of this effort, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department developed and launched a survey questionnaire to enable the public to provide input...
Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concerts Return July 16
June 30, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
R&B, funk, and soul music legends Tavares, the Fab Four stylings of Beatlejuice, a dance night with Stardust, and the classic sounds of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters will entertain music fans of all ages as the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night ...
ParkARTS Neighborhood Concert Series Kicks Off July 10
June 30, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the 2014 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series presented by title sponsor Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation from July 10 to August 19 in parks citywide. ParkARTS neig...
Artists in Residence Craft Workshops Return July 8
June 24, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the return of its series of children’s arts and crafts workshops giving kids the op...
Frog Pond Wading Reopens June 28
June 06, 2014 - Parks and Recreation
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Interim Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook, and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2014 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond reopens on Saturd...
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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