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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.

We create and maintain clean, green, safe, and accessible open space in more than 2,300 acres of park land throughout Boston.

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.

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Contact
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
Jan 17

Parks winter fitness: Virtual family fitness

Jan 17

Parks winter fitness: Virtual yoga

Jan 18

Parks winter fitness: Virtual Dance Fit

Jan 19

Paula Titus Park design meeting

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

We 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.

Latest news

News
New play structures at Thetford Evans Playground provide a variety of activities for children in Mattapan.

Thetford Evans playground reopened in Mattapan

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Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lights

Six ideas for first day walks and urban hikes in Boston

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Orton Field in South Boston

Orton Field reopened in South Boston

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Top 10 Boston Parks moments of 2020

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