A Citywide Network of People Who Champion Urban Greenspace
We are park-connected groups and individuals who care about a healthy and vibrant city. Join us.
Here are a few of the things we've been up to lately:
Advocating for Parks Funding
In the winter of 2017/18, numerous members of the Boston Park Advocates network signed onto a letter to city officials to urge increased funding for the Parks & Recreation Department. Click here to read the letter.
Take Action! We encourage Boston residents and friends groups to send similar letters to city officials in early 2018. Click here to access sample language.
Fall Parks Forum: Innovation & Inclusivity
Saturday October 28, 2017 from 8am-12:30pm
Location: The Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester
Thank you to the Solomon Foundation for supporting this event. The program included:
Part I: Overview of City Parks
Presentation by Boston Parks & Recreation Department Commissioner Chris Cook and Chief Landscape Architect Liza Meyer
Click here for their presentation.
Part II: How art and programming are transforming outdoor public spaces
Panel: Representatives from Franklin Park Coalition, Friends of the Public Garden, Titus Sparrow Park
Part III: Advocacy Break-out Sessions
Community Preservation Act, State parks funding, City parks funding