Parks and Recreation
Our 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.Notice on event applications
At this time, we won't accept requests to reserve public athletic fields or parks for special events that take place after February 1, 2017. Even if you file a request, we will ignore it.
The reason we can't take applications is because we're moving to a new reservation system. If you want to make a reservation for the spring or summer, please come back to our site on February 1 when the new system is live.
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The 1,100-acre chain of nine parks is linked by parkways and waterways.
We manage three active cemeteries and 16 burying grounds in Boston.
The Urban Wilds form an essential part of the City's open space system.