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Summer in Boston

Summer in Boston
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Summer in Boston

Last updated 4/27/18

Whether you’re looking to find a place to cool down — or a cool spot to visit — we have you covered.

Community center pools

Pools

BCYF Curley family friendly beach

Come enjoy an enclosed stretch of beach on Boston Harbor. There's restrooms with changing tables, outdoor showers, beach games, and more.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
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Places to visit

Places to visit
Back Bay Fens
Emerald Necklace

The 1,100-acre chain of nine parks is linked by parkways and waterways.

King's Chapel
Cemeteries / Historic Burying Grounds

We manage three active cemeteries and 16 burying grounds in Boston.

Bay Village
Historic districts

The nine historic districts in the City of Boston feature unique architecture and landmarks.

George Wright and William J. Devine Golf Courses

The City boasts two magnificent golf courses for the enjoyment of City residents and non-residents alike.

Heat safety

During periods of extreme heat, we'll declare a heat emergency and open community centers as cooling centers. Please check on your neighbors and the elderly to make sure they're okay.

Watch out for those at risk

Infants, children, people age 65 and older, and the homeless are at greater risk for heat-related illness. Other high risk people are those who are physically ill or who take certain medications.

Drink water and stay hydrated 

Drink more water no matter how active you are. Avoid alcohol and sugary or caffeinated drinks. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink.

Don't leave children or pets in cars

Never leave children and pets alone in cars. Cars heat up quickly even if the windows are slightly open.

More heat safety tips