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Last updated: 5/24/17


In 1996, the Parks Department created a program that makes the arts available to people using our parks. The goal is to bring culture into Boston's neighborhoods.

Every summer, ParkARTS hosts free events in the City's parks. You can:

  • paint your favorite park landscapes in watercolor
  • learn how to best photograph local wildlife
  • improve your crafting skills, and
  • take part in much more.

Over the summer, parks are also transformed into music venues where Latin groups, swing bands, and full orchestras share the stage. Puppet shows are sure to delight and movie nights every week. Make sure to spend some quality time with the Boston parks this summer!

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