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Franklin Park Action Plan virtual workshop set for July 14

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Parks and Recreation

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite park users and local residents to attend the second community workshop for the Franklin Park Action Plan being held online on July 14 at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with a team led by landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand, has embarked on a planning process to study the park's current strengths and potential improvements, including its landscape health, relationship to neighboring communities, and uses. The resulting Action Plan will be informed by extensive community engagement to set a shared vision for a sustainable future for Franklin Park. Learn more about the plan at franklinparkactionplan.com.

“Franklin Park is a space for all residents, and it’s vital this action plan reflects the voices of the community. That’s why we’re collecting public input about the future of Franklin Park in an extensive series of public engagement events within the park, around the surrounding neighborhoods, and across the city,” said Mayor Walsh. “I encourage all residents to share their voice by attending the meeting, asking questions, and lending your input to this process.”

With the sale of the Winthrop Square Garage, Mayor Walsh committed $28 million to revitalize Franklin Park. In preparation for this investment, which includes $5 million earmarked to create a maintenance endowment, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department is launching a new action plan for the park.

In this 18 month planning process, the City of Boston has partnered with a team of landscape architects, planners, ecologists, and community engagement experts to create a community-driven action plan for an engaging and diverse Franklin Park.

The team’s goal is to understand the planning efforts that have come before it, what is working and isn’t working in the park, and what the Franklin Park neighborhood wants to see in the future. It’s your opportunity to help shape the future of the park and connections to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Join the conversation at a convenient time: July 14 at 12 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Learn about the park’s history, ecology, communities, connections and, most importantly, share your feedback. As neighbors and visitors, the team welcomes your insights.

To join the 12 p.m. workshop, follow the instructions below. For those who need a few minutes to learn more about and experience the meeting platform ahead of the workshop, we will open up the Zoom platform at 11:30 a.m.

Join the meeting online

By phone: +1-646-558-8656 | Webinar ID: 865 7279 6032 | Password: 773401

To join the 6:30 p.m. workshop, follow the instructions below. For those who need a few minutes to learn more about and experience the meeting platform ahead of the workshop, we will open up the Zoom platform at 6 p.m.

Join the online meeting

By phone: +1 646 558 8656 | Webinar ID: 868 6847 5992 | Password: 374068