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Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department provides residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space in 2,100 acres of park land throughout the city.

HEALTH ADVISORY: Jamaica Pond closure update 7/23/2015

The Boston Public Health Commission has issued the following alert for Jamaica Pond. Jamaica Pond is temporarily closed to water activities. Dog owners please take notice. Please see the full advisory, warning sign, and algae facts in the links below.

Jamaica Pond advisory 7-23 »

Algae warning sign »

algae facts »

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    "Summer in the Parks" guide now online!

    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department's "Summer in the Parks" guide is now online.  Choose from more than 20 program offerings including concerts, workshops, movies, arts and crafts, sports camps, and more in parks citywide, all offered free of charge!

    2015 Summer Guide »

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    Check out our Recreation Programs page!

    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department offers free youth athletic programs, clinics, and camps in neighborhood parks and community centers citywide.  Be sure to bookmark our Recreation Programs page where you will find announcements, calendar listings, applications, and updates on all we have to offer!

    Recreation Programs »

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    Reserve Time at Your Local Tennis Court

    The City has partnered with PlayLocal to offer tennis court reservations at select pilot locations throughout Boston. Users can sign up for free, and will have access to view park locations, maps and available reservation times.

    Press Release »

    Reserve a Court »

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    Troops for Fitness

    As part of the Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department offers free workshops and classes instructed by U.S. military veterans at parks and community centers citywide. The health and wellness program is made possible by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the National Parks and Recreation Association.

    2015 Troops for Fitness June and July »

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    Find a City of Boston Park!

    Looking for the address of a City of Boston park?  Or would you like to see park names by neighborhood?  Take a look at our inventory listing parks, playgrounds, urban wilds, cemeteries, and squares under the jurisdiction of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

    2014 Park Inventory »

Forms, Permits & Applications

Service Requests

Reports & Publications

Archives

News & Press Releases »


Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming events at Boston's Parks.

    View Events Calendar »

Upcoming Meetings »

  • The public is invited to provide input to the Parks Department through community meetings.

    View Upcoming Meetings »

Videos & Multimedia »


  • John Paolo Bocce Court Dedication
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh attends the dedication of the John Paolo Bocce Court in Langone Park in the North End.Watch Video »
  • Adline Stallings Park Dedication
    Mayor Walsh dedicates the park at the Mission Main housing development in honor of Adline Stallings, a community leader in Mission Main for over 30 years.Watch Video »

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