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Parks and Recreation

COVID-19 update: Please review our service changes page. We have information on how the public health emergency has affected Boston parks, including our design and construction bidding process.

Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnWe create and maintain clean, green, safe, and accessible open space in more than 2,300 acres of park land throughout Boston.

Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnOur department is responsible for 217 City parks, playgrounds and athletic fields, two golf courses, 65 squares, 17 fountains, 75 game courts, 16 historic and three active cemeteries, urban wilds, four High School Athletic Fields, and approximately 125,000 trees, all covering 2,346 acres, 1,000 of which comprise the historic Emerald Necklace. We are also responsible for more than 35,000 street trees.

Online permitting system

You can reserve public athletic fields or parks for special events, including weddings:

1010 Massachusetts Avenue
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Public hearings and meetings

For information on our Parks and Recreation Commission hearings and tree removal hearings, please visit the public notices section of Boston.gov.

Upcoming events

Events

Jeep Jones Park-Lower Terrace Playground Community meeting

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Jan 7

Virtual tree removal hearing - Brighton

Jan 12

Ringer Park design meeting #2

More City events

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Emerald Necklace

The 1,100-acre chain of nine parks is linked by parkways and waterways.

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Cemeteries / Historic Burying Grounds

Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnWe manage three active cemeteries and 16 burying grounds in Boston.

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Urban Wilds

The Urban Wilds form an essential part of the City's open space system.

BOS:311 service requests

Service requests

Latest news

News
City archaeologists taped an iPhone and five LED flashlights to a paint roller attached to a rope, and lowered the rig into the hole to record video.

City officials provide update on potential sinkhole in Dorchester park

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Holiday Lights

Boston still shines bright this Holiday season

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City Hall Plaza Project Team

Meet the Boston City Hall project team!

Public Facilities

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George Wright and William J. Devine golf courses

The City boasts two magnificent golf courses for the enjoyment of residents and non-residents alike.