• Rose Garden Volunteers
  • Kids in Franklin Park
  • Boston Common Frog Pond
  • Bikers in Franklin Park
  • Community Gardens

Welcome to the place where parks and politics meet!

The Boston Park Advocates is a network of park champions from across the city working to elevate the status of open space among candidates and policy makers. Are you involved in a park-connected group? Little league, community garden, tennis, outdoor arts, CDC, crime watch, ultimate frisbee, youth, bike, fitness, and park friends groups can advocate for Boston's parks and open spaces.   Check out the Park Advocacy Agenda for 2017:
  • Advocacy Bootcamp - Boston Park Advocates welcomed Boston open space advocates at an Advocacy Bootcamp on March 11, 2017 to encourage networking and sharing of best practices and information. Sixty-five open space advocates turned out on a frigid Saturday morning and had a great time meeting and learning. Thank you to the Boston Parks & Recreation Department staff for their terrific presentations, the Fenway Community Center for hosting us, and Whole Foods Market for donating the delicious breakfast and lunch.
    • View the presentations and handouts from the Advocacy Bootcamp:
      • Boston Parks & Recreation Department presentation
      • Roslindale Wants to Play presentation
  • Imagine Boston 2030 – What do parks need? What neighborhoods need parks? Don’t let development in Boston race ahead without attention to open space needs.
  • Community Preservation Act (CPA) – Finally, a dedicated fund for park restoration and creation!  We are working on developing a list of open space and recreational projects that could benefit from CPA funds.  Do you have examples of capital funding needs?  Please share them with us! Send us an email with the name of the property or location and a short description of the need.
You can be an activist for parks and open space. Sign up to get e-blasts about ways you can raise your voice for parks. Look for updates and advocacy opportunities on the News page. Meetings and activities across the city are posted on the Calendar.

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