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.
Once again, we’re advocating for Parks funding.
In January 2019 we sent a letter to the Mayor and the City Council of Boston advocating for increased parks funding in next year’s budget, specifically in additional resources for maintenance, project management, and urban forestry.
Take Action! We encourage Boston residents and friends groups to send similar letters to city officials in early 2019.
Upcoming Free Event!
November 17, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM Franklin Park Golf Course Clubhouse
CPA Boston: How does it work?
CPA 101: Learn the Ins & Outs of Successful Open Space Applications
Technical Assistance Group for Open Space Applications
Join us on Saturday, November 17th, from 10AM to 12 PM at the Franklin Park William J. Devine Golfcourse Clubhouse to hear from the Yes for a Better Boston Technical Assistance Group for Open Space on how the application process works and how to get help putting your application for open space CPA funds together! This event is free but registration is required.
Here are a few of the other 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