Parks and Recreation Commission
The Boston Park Commission was established in 1875 by legislative act to oversee the creation of the City's park system, beginning with the Emerald Necklace.
About the commission
The authority of the Parks Commissions is set forth in:
- oversight of land acquisition
- enforcement of design regulations
- naming of parks, and
- making of rules.
Further, the commission reviews construction or alteration of all buildings and structures within 100 feet of a public park or parkway (Municipal Code Section 7.4-11).