Franklin Park Coalition

2011 Boston Kidney Walk at the Franklin Park Zoo, May 15

Did you know that there are 11,552 patients on dialysis in New England? You can help by walking for The National Kidney Foundation's 2011 Boston Kidney Walk on Sunday, May 15. The Kidney Walk provides an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to participate in an inspiring, community-based event while raising funds for the National Kidney Foundation's programs and services. The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease, and increasing availability of organs for transplantation.

This is a short and fun walk for the whole family, registration is now open at
On May 15 registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the Franklin Park Zoo. So come to this inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation.

3rd Annual Main Street Open, Jun. 20

Start your summer right with a great day of golf at the third annual Main Street Open golf tournament! See if your swing is up to par on Monday, June 20, at the beautiful Franklin Park Golf Course, Dorchester. Breakfast and registration will take place at 7:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:00.

Best Ball scoring: as long as one of your group can hit the ball straight, you're in the hunt for the championship! After the round, enjoy the awards lunch with great prizes. Registration is $500 for a foursome (or $125 each for singles). You can register online via PayPal by clicking here, or call the SMAMS office at 617-825-3846. 

Franklin Park History Tours; Apr. 16, May 14 & Jun. 11

See old bear dens from the Zoo's early days, stone ruins from Frederick Law Olmstead's Field House and wander along woodland paths. The Franklin Park Coalition is hosting a great opportunity for the community to learn about the rich history present right in Dorchester's backyard. Franklin Park History Tours will be taking place on April 16, May 14 and June 11 this spring season. Tour a different area of the park on each walk. Led by local historian, FPC member, and author, Julie Arrison (author of the book Images of America: Franklin Park, featured in the photo). 

Park photo-history books for sale $20. The first tour begins at Ellicott Arch near the Williams Street entrance; the second departs from Golf Clubhouse; and the third leaves from the rear zoo entrance. All tours are on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

It's helpful for the FPC to know how many people may be attending each event, so they encourage you to send an email to >> Read More

Franklin Park Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 302333 Boston, MA 02130


(617) 442-4141

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office hours are from 9am-5pm. For all other events please check out our website for date & times.


The Franklin Park Coalition is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 to expand community participation in the stewardship of Franklin Park—Boston’s largest urban greenspace. Coalition members work to bring diverse park constituents together across the divides of racial and class boundaries, finding common ground through park involvement, advocacy, and stewardship.


Franklin Park Coalition Office
2010 Columbus Ave
Roxbury, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact us via phone, email or through our website

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