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The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to maintain clean, green, safe, accessible and well-programmed park land for the City's residents.
Parks Department Offers Free Programming
Free programming in our parks continued during this period with indoor activities at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse in Dorchester such as a Critter Exhibit, puppet show, crafts, and movie. Outdoor activities included the launch of geocaching at several sites in the parks to encourage residents to get outside and explore various park properties.
Taking Care of Boston's Trees
Parks tree crews continued to address tree-related issues, including, continuing tree care, and ensuring that during emergencies public ways continue to be free from storm-related debris. Our stewardship of trees in the city during this period included an examination of trees in Copley Square Park impacted by canker stain disease and holding public meetings on removing trees.
2012 Boston Flower & Garden Show
Mayor Thomas M. Menino is joined by the guest lecturers at the 2012 Boston Flower & Garden Show Preview Party fundraiser held March 13 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The experts included Patti “Garden Girl” Moreno of Roxbury (right), Nancy Mangion, owner of Beekeepers’ Warehouse (left), and Dr. Gustavo Romero, editor of the Harvard Papers in Botany (rear).
Boston Blooms Program Remains Popular
Many members of the public continue to respond enthusiastically to Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Boston Blooms Program. As part of the program, “seed grants” were offered by the Parks Department to qualifying neighborhood groups in March and almost 75 applications were received.
Performance Exceeds Target
Performance Near Target
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