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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...
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...
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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