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Last updated: 7/1/19

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series

Join us at free fitness classes in your neighborhood parks.

Classes start on June 3 and end on September 28. Everyone is welcome at our classes, no matter what your fitness level is.

For information on cancellations, check Twitter at @healthyboston and @bostonparksdept. You can also call 617-534-2355. There will be no classes July 4 and September 2.

Have questions? Contact:

Greenway fitness classes

The Greenway Fitness Program also offers free fitness classes on the Greenway at different days and times during the week. Check out the Greenway schedule for more details.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jul 16

Summer Fitness Series: Bootcamp in Dorchester

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jul 16

Summer Fitness Series: Yoga in South Boston

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jul 16

Summer Fitness Series: Cardio dance in Mission Hill

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jul 16

Summer Fitness series: Zumba in Roxbury

More summer fitness events

Weekly class schedule

Weekly schedule
CLASS TIME  PARK ​NEIGHBORHOOD
Zumba
​6 p.m.
​Christopher Columbus Park
​North End
Salsa Dancing
​6 p.m.
​Blackstone Square
​South End
​Strength Training
​6 p.m.
​Town Field
​Dorchester
Afrobeat Bootcamp
​6 p.m.
​Malcolm X Park
​Roxbury
Cardio Fit
​6 p.m.
​Hynes Playground
​West Roxbury
Yoga
​6:30 p.m.
​Mother's Rest at 4 Corners
​Dorchester
CLASS TIME PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
Cardio Fitness
​6:30 a.m.
​Iacono Playground
​Hyde Park
Chair Yoga
​10 a.m.
​Symphony Park
​Fenway
Bootcamp
​6 p.m.
​Elmhurst Park
​Dorchester
Yoga
​6 p.m.
​M St. Park (Medal of Honor)
​South Boston
Zumba
​6 p.m.
​Gertrude Howes playground
​Roxbury
Cardio Dance
​6 p.m.
​McLaughlin Playground
​Mission Hill
Family Zumba
​6 p.m.
​LoPresti Park
​East Boston
Spinning

(Only July 16 and August 13)

6 p.m.
Adams Park
Roslindale
CLASS ​TIME  ​PARK ​NEIGHBORHOOD
QiGong
​10 a.m.
​Elliot Norton
​Bay Village
Yoga
​6 p.m.
​Brighton Common
​Brighton
Family Zumba
​6 p.m.
​Almont Park
​Mattapan
Line Dancing
​6:30 p.m.
​Franklin Park (Near Golf Clubhouse)
​Dorchester
Yoga
​6:30 p.m.
​Adams Park
​Roslindale
CLASS TIME ​PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
Tai Chi (last class July 25)
​10 a.m.
​Symphony Park
​Fenway
Yoga
​6 p.m.
​Boston Common
​Downtown
HIIT
​6 p.m.
​Highland Park
​Roxbury
CLASS ​TIME ​PARK ​NEIGHBORHOOD
Bootcamp
​6:30 a.m.
​Christopher Columbus Park
​North End
​Walking Group
​10 a.m.
​Moakley Park
​South Boston
CLASS ​TIME ​PARK ​NEIGHBORHOOD
Yoga
9:15 a.m.
Franklin Park (Schoolmaster Hill)
Dorchester
Family Fitness
​9:30 a.m.
​Fallon Field
​Roslindale
Bootcamp
​11 a.m.
​Almont Park
​Mattapan
CLASS ​TIME ​PARK ​NEIGHBORHOOD
Yoga
​9 a.m.
​Winthrop Square
​Charlestown
Carnival Fit
​9:30 a.m.
​Mozart Street Playground
​Jamaica Plain
POUND
​10 a.m.
​Ringer Playground
​Allston
Yoga
​2 p.m.
​Jamaica Pond
​Jamaica Plain

Fitness class descriptions

Bootcamp

Bootcamp classes target your cardiovascular system and muscles by using exercises like jumping jacks, push-ups, and lunges. The instructor uses outdoor elements to conduct the exercises. They will also encourage you to push through the workout.

Cardio Dance

This fun, high-energy dance class incorporates Dancehall moves with cardio exercises. This class will have you sweating from start to finish.

Carnival Fit

This Carnival-based Afro-Caribbean group dance class targets the whole body. You’ll get a workout through the art of dance and the love of Dancehall and Soca.

High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is repeated bouts of short duration, high-intensity exercise intervals. These are intermingled with periods of lower intensity intervals of active recovery.

Line Dancing

Move to the music in a fun workout that involves choreographed steps and upbeat dancing.

QiGong

Qi (energy) Gong (work) is a traditional Chinese meditative, restorative, and self-defense practice. It promotes balance, alignment, structural strength, circulation, longevity, and mindfulness.

Salsa Dancing

This high-energy dance lesson will have you stepping to salsa music before the Tito Puente Latin Music Concert series.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is used as a slow-moving exercise to achieve relaxation and stress reduction. Tai Chi offers benefits for the body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Yoga helps your mental and physical being, releases stress, and expands your energy. Instructors will provide flow movement for people of all levels.

Zumba

Zumba involves energetic dance and aerobic elements. Instructors provide choreographed moves of hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and martial arts.