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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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    Mayor's Coffee Hours Begin May 6th

    Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the 17th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from May 6th - June 17th. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts along with a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses.

    2015 Coffee Hours Event Schedule »

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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 April May »

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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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    Rose Garden Party: June 18, 2015

    The Rose Garden Party is a fundraiser for free year-long arts, cultural, and enrichment programs and events in our park system.  Now in its 19th year, the annual Rose Garden Party has become one of Boston's signature events. Please join us!

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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

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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 »

  • Evacuation Day Historical Exercises 2015
    Mayor Walsh and others offer remarks regarding the significance of Evacuation Day. From Dorchester Heights in South Boston.Watch Video »
  • Nationwide Great Outdoors Initiative
    Mayor Walsh joins the National Park Service and YMCA of Greater Boston to launch a nationwide effort to inspire millions of young Americans to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors. Watch Video »

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