Parks Department project improves City sports courts
The court types include basketball, tennis, street hockey, handball, and wall ball courts. The annual funding is $750,000 and includes design services and construction costs.
Colorful courts refurbished by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department await players at Winthrop Playground in Roxbury.
Throughout the years the Boston Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with various groups for input, as well as assistance on renovations. In 2018, for example, Hemenway Playground in Dorchester was funded through the Community Preservation Act, as was Roxbury’s Orchard Park in 2019. The Boston Bruins Foundation, in partnership with commercial playground equipment manufacturer Kompan, assisted in resurfacing Porzio Park in East Boston and DeFilippo Park in the North End. The US Tennis Association along with the Laver Cup assisted in surfacing the tennis courts at Moakley Park in South Boston.
Partnerships with organizations such as the Boston Bruins Foundation result in state-of-the-art courts such as this street hockey rink at DeFilippo Playground in the North End.
Below is a list of the courts the Boston Parks and Recreation Department has renovated over the last several years:
Byrne Playground, Dorchester
Moakley Park (tennis), South Boston
DeFilippo Park, North End
Peters Park, South End
South Street Mall, Jamaica Plain
Winthrop Playground, Roxbury
Boston Police Department District D-4 basketball court, South End
Moakley Park (street hockey), South Boston
Christopher Lee Playground, South Boston
Orchard Park, Roxbury
Billings Field, West Roxbury
Dorchester Park, Dorchester
Hemenway Playground, Dorchester
Hardiman Playground, Allston-Brighton
Walker Playground, Mattapan
Iacono Playground, Hyde Park
Ryan Playground, Charlestown
Fallon Field, Roslindale
Parkman Playground, Roslindale
Edwards Playground, Charlestown
Lines for tennis and pickleball are both offered on the new courts at South Street Mall in Jamaica Plain.