Franklin Park Coalition

Summer in Franklin Park! | July 3 & July 5

July 3 from 12:30am  to 1:30pm: Tai Chi at Golf Clubhouse! All ages are welcome to join Master Heg from the Roxbury Tai Chi Academy for this life changing class!

July 5 from 10am to 11am: Yoga on Schoolmaster Hill! Mats are available, or bring your own! Relaxing and mind-easing yoga!

Out of the Park | June 22 & June 27

On June 22, the Franklin Park Coalition will host Out of the Park at 4pm on the Playstead Ballfields between the Zoo & the Stadium. This is a FREE event to watch a Red Sox game on a HUGE screen. Mascot Wally will be there along with many activities for kids and Fenway hot dogs. Bring your team, bring your family, bring your  neighbors! Another Out of the Park event will take place on June 27 in the Boston Common at 1:40pm. For more info, call 617-442-4141 or visit

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park | July 15 to Aug 5

On every Tuesday from July 15 to August 5, free concerts will take place at 11am between the White Stadium and the Giraffe Entrance to the Zoo. Your kids won't want to sit still! So get up and dance to music including Hip-Hop, Step, Michael Jackson and more! Great for summer camps, families and child care programs also! Bring picnic lunches and spend the day playing in the park.

Individual Concerts:

(All ages welcome. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and all your friends.)


July 15 at 6pm: Opening Night! Athene Wilson, best female jazz vocalist at the New England Urban Music Awards. You’ll love her style, her music and her voice! Perfect for a summer evening out in the park. >> Read More

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival | POSTPONED to May 18

Due to the forecast rain the Kite & Bike Festival has been postponed to Sunday, May 18.


Come fly a kite! Come ride a bike! Don't miss the 4th Annual Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival on May 18 from 12pm to 4pm. This is a historic family and community event that has thrived for years! There will be kites for sale, free bike rentals for all ages from Boston Bikes, bike repairs by Bikes Not Bombs and local food trucks. Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch as well! For more information, call 617-442-4141 or click HERE.

Neighborhood Coffee Hours | June 16

Mayor Martin J. Walsh  will host Neighborhood Coffee Hour at Martin Tot Lot (95 Myrtlebank Avenue in Dorchester). The event will take place on June 16 from 9:30am to 10:30am. The Neighborhood Coffee Hours will give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh about needs in the neighborhood. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats from Dunkin' Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city's greenhouses. For more info, click HERE.

2014 Marathon Team Kick-off Party | January 22

Wednesday, Jan. 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Celebrate with the large FPC team of 2014 Boston Marathon runners and help them get a running start for their fundraising. It’s an all-you-can-eat pizza party at Bella Luna with door prizes, raffles, and cash bar. It’s 6-9pm with pizza till 7:30pm. Bella Luna is in the Brewery in JP, 284 Amory Street.
$15 individual tickets or $35 for families in advance, $20 and $45 at the door.
For more information regarding this event and ticket visit:

MLK Day of Service | January 20

Monday, Jan. 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Come out and voluneer! Honor the Reverend Martin Luther King with a day of service, not a day off. The woods are beautiful in the winter and there’s lots that can be done. Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot at 10am. We’ll gather tools and head into the forest to remove catbrier (a prickly vine that strangles young oak trees). At 12:30 we’ll head to the Golf Clubhouse together for hot chocolate and a reflection on Dr. King’s work, community service, and our day together. We’ll wrap up at 1:30pm.
Wear old clothes (layers are good), but leave your nylon jacket or anything that would easily snag at home. We’ll have gloves and tools, bring your own and a pair of garden clippers or shears if you prefer.
Hosted by: AmeriCorps, Social Capital Inc and Franklin Park Coalition

Transition Team Environment, Energy, Open Space Forum | January 7

Fill the room with Franklin Park advocates, Tuesday, Jan. 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, to let the Transition Team know how important Boston’s largest park is! What do you hope Mayor-elect Marty Walsh will do for the park? Think of ideas that fit into the categories of “Keep, Implement, Dream.”
Here are some ideas, what are yours?
Improved and re-paved paths
Tree maintenance
New picnic tables and park benches
A playground for children at the Shattuck Picnic Grove
Fitness equipment for exercise
Much-needed funding for the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park to sustain and expand the series
To better serve open space across the city, the Boston Park Advocates is promoting these ideas. See which ones would impact your use of Franklin Park and other greenspace in your neighborhood.

New Year's Walk | January 4

Saturday, January 4th 10am – Noon
Join Franklin Park Coalition for a winter walking tour around the golf course. Traverse the old stone bridge over a frozen pond, see the woodlands and views with leaves down, and enjoy others glad to get out of the house and walk off holiday calories. Wear walking shoes, we’ll be on a plowed path if there is snow.
The meeting place will be located at the Golf Clubhouse, One Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121.
For more information please contact Franklin Park Coalition at 6174424141

Fall Leaf Raking | November 23

Saturday, November 23rd, 10am-12pm
Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot
Come out and join in the fun at Franklin Park Fall Leaves Raking.
All ages welcome. Bring a rake and gloves if you have them, we'll have plenty for those who don't. 
Jumping in piles encouraged! 
We'll have hot chocolate if it's cold 
(and cancel if it's raining) 
Visit their website for more information
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