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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.

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    Youth Umpire Training Program registration open through March 13

    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department invites teens ages 15 to 18 to take part in its Umpire Training Program beginning March 31.  Participants learn to umpire in a hands-on, classroom environment throughout the spring.  Upon completion of the training, participants are guaranteed summer employment through the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment working as umpires in the Mayor’s Cup Baseball Tournament and Boston Citywide Baseball League.  The deadline for applications is Friday, March 13.  For a more in-depth explanation of this program and program expectations, please call (617) 961-3082. 

    Umpire Training Program press release »

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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.

    Troops for Fitness Winter Schedule »

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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 »


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

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

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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Michael Joyce Playground Dedication
    Mayor Walsh joins other elected officials, along with the friends and family of former Special Assistant to the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Michael Joyce, for a playground dedication in his name. Watch Video »
  • James Collyer Town Field House Dedication Ceremony
    Mayor Walsh attends a field house dedication ceremony at Town Field Park in Dorchester in honor of James Collyer, a lifelong Dorchester resident and community activist.Watch Video »

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