Franklin Park Coalition

Turkey Trot 5K! | November 28

Turkey Trot 5K!
Thanksgiving Day, November 28nd, 9am-10am
Meet at William J. Devine Golf Clubhouse
Burn off those calories before you eat them! 
Run with a great community of Franklin Park runners of all speeds and levels to benefit summer programs in the park.  
Visit  Franklin Park Coalition or call 617 442-4141 more information!

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K | Nov 28

Run or walk the beautiful paths of the "jewel" of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving Day! The scenic 3.1 mile route includes Franklin Park's most beautiful and historic views. Great Prizes for fast finishes and costumes!
Registration is $25 for adults, and $10 for children 6-18.

This event supports FPC's amazing Youth Conservation Crew. This program provides summer jobs for 20 neighborhood teens and their young adult leaders. This inspiring crew has restored trails, restored woodlands, and also runs the Thursday Sports Night, providing fun and games for hundreds of local children.

Please register HERE. >> Read More

Planting Daffodils in Franklin Park | November 2

Saturday, November 2 10am -1pm at the Valley Gates Parking Lot in Franklin Park. The Franklin Park Coalition will be planting daffodils, pulling invasive trees and cleaning up the park to keep it safe and healthy. College students and community neighbors are encouraged to come out and volunteer in the beautiful fall weather. All ages can help.


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Parks and Open Space At-Large City Councilor Forum | October 15

Join Boston Park Advocates Tuesday October 15 at 7pm,to learn about the at-large city council candidates’ ideas for budgeting, maintaining, and influencing improvements for Boston Parks. Open space is vital to the fabric of our diverse neighborhoods and cannot be overlooked. 
There will be a reception from 7-7:30pm with dessert and coffee.
Click for more info. Franklin Park Coalition

Franklin Park Volunteer Day | April 6

Saturday, April 6th  10am-Noon

Come out and help save woodland trees from strangling catbrier and other invasive plants. Wear old clothing and sneakers/boots (Avoid wearing nylon because it will get stuck in the catbrier.) Family friendly for all ages. Groups welcome, but please let us know how many of you are coming.

Meet at 10am at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along the main park road.

RSVP to or call 617-442-4141.

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Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival | May 18

Join thousands of people in Franklin Park for the annual Kite & Bike Festival on Saturday, May 18th. Get outside for kite flying, free bike rentals for all ages, bike tours of the park, food trucks, vendors, face painting, and more!

Looking for a fun outdoor volunteer opportunity? The Kite and Bike Festival depends on the helping hands of volunteers. More info at

May 18th 11am -3pm 

Franklin Park - Shattuck Picnic Grove

More info at OR OR call 617-442-4141

Franklin Park Coalition Annual Meeting | April 11

Celebrate a great year for FPC at their annual meeting featuring Award Winning Boston Globe Journalist, Derrick Z. Jackson. Come early and mingle with fellow members and park lovers. Hear about upcoming events and projects. Light refreshments will be available.  Learn more about Derrick Z. Jackson on his staff webpage. Mr. Jackson previously wrote a feature on the trees in Franklin Park titled  ”The Return of the Trees”. He also writes articles that focus on youth, graduation rates for college athletes, the outdoors, and the environment.

Thursday, April 11th, 6-8pm in the Golf Clubhouse 

To rsvp:

Summer Fun at Franklin Park | June through August

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park is pleased to present FREE summer concerts and events in Franklin Park.

***All events take place at Franklin Park (1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121)***


July 10

11am: Marcus Santos & Grooversity

6pm: E-Water Band (Dance)

July 15

11pm: Circle the City Festival Returns

July 17

11am: OrigiNation (African Dance)

6pm: Elan Trotman (Jazz)

July 24

11am: Roberto Clemente & FloorLords (Break-dancing)

6pm: Athene Wilson (Soul & Jazz)

July 31

11am​: Stajez Dance Company >> Read More

Elma Lewis Playhouse Free Concert | July 10

Elma Lewis Playhouse concerts will take place every Tuesday evening at 6pm from July 10th – 31st at Franklin Park in Dorchester (1 Franklin Park Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121). Look for signs along the main park road directing you to Playhouse parking; take the #16 bus from the Orange Line / Forest Hills stop or the Red Line / JFK stop; or walk in and enjoy the park on the way. For more information, visit or call 617-442-4141.

Boston Kite & Bike Festival | May 19

Boston Kite & Bike Festival

Join thousands of people in Boston’s backyard - Franklin Park - to celebrate the arrival of spring! Kites will be available for purchase. Boston Bikes will have free bike 'rentals' and helmuts for all size riders so you can explore the park on wheels or join a guided tour. Find us on the Franklin Park Playstead between White Stadium and the back of the zoo. To purchase a kite, please contact: Joshua Wilmoth by email, or call  617-427-1006.

Franklin Park\ Playstead Field \ Roxbury, MA

(617) 427-1006

Saturday, May 19, 2012


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