Dorchester Park Association (DPA)

DOT Park Gala | Sept. 9

Celebrate 125 years with friends and neigbors under the big top in this Olmsted desinged National Register landmark park.

Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres, Auction

When: September 9 at 7pm

Where:  Dorchester Park, 2180 Dorchester Ave.


Tickets are $90 each or $175 per couple and are available at or at Cedar Grove Gardens, 911 Adams St., Dorchester


Dot Park Association's monthly meeting | Jan 23

Dorchester Park Needs You!

The Park Association's monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Carney Hospital in the 2nd floor boardroom. The Association is looking for people to serve as president, vice-president and secretary.  The election will be held during our monthly meeting in May. Find out more about Your Park and the association.  Become involved to help keep this 26 acre park our hidden jewel and a place we can all enjoy.

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Giving Back with the Grill

Giving Back with the Grill

During April Ashmont Grill's Monday Wine Club will support Dorchester Park.
Enjoy wining and dining at the Monday Wine Club and $5 from each Wine Club Guest will be contributed to this VERY worthy organization!
 ~ 4 courses, 4 wines, $38, 6:30 PM ~

On April 2nd - Charles Smith, Washington State
Coming Up....
Apr. 9 - Catalan, Spain
Apr. 16 - Ballardo Winery, Chile
Apr. 23 - Veneto, Italy
Apr. 30 - Spring Fling

RSVP to 617-825-4300, Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Avenue, 02124

Dorchester Park Gala V, Sep. 23, 24, 25

Dorchester Park AssociationGala in the Park is happening on Friday September 23d! This popular dinner/dance event is the 5th Annual Dorchester Park Gala order tickets today! The evening begins at 6 PM with cocktails and background music by several members of the Soul City Band, followed by an excellent dinner by Gourmet Caterers and an auction. Dancing and relaxing to the outstanding music of the Soul City Band complete the evening.

After Friday evening there is still a weekend full of Dorchester Park events - come back on Saturday morning >> Read More

DotPark Classic Car Show, Sep. 25

Classic CarThe Dorchester Park Classic Car Show will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2011 (Rain Date: October 2, 2011). The park's gates open at 10:30 a.m. and show hours are noon to 4 p.m. Come to Historic Dorchester Park through the Adams Street entrance for a fantastic day juxtaposing public green space with vintage automobiles. Admission is free. Enter a car in the show online here.

To register go to or call Tony Paciulli, at (617)296-7039; Robert Ferrini, at (617) 298-1031; or Paul Mooney, at (617)282-8447. (Photo Credit: Rosemary Dukelow)

Summer Solstice Garden Tour, Jun. 18

Bring in the Solstice by exploring Dorchester's lovely flora. Dorchester Park Association's "hidden garden" tour on Saturday, June 18, 4 to 6 p.m., will include stops at private residences and some local commercial sites, followed by a reception and gardening demonstration at Cedar Grove Gardens. Proceeds will go to the Dorchester Park operating fund, which is used to purchase trees and other plant materials for the park, for educational programs, and to support clean-ups. Tickets, $50, are limited: go to to purchase. Want to help with the event? Contact Claire Hughes at >> Read More

Free 80's Concert in Dot Park, Jul. 28

Fast Times BandDotPark goes retro! The Fast Times band will bring Dorchester back to the 80's on Thursday, July 28 during a free performance at Dorchester Park. Come by the Adams St. entrance from 6 to 8 p.m. for a mix of Jackson, Journey and Motley Crue that'll have you sporting every imaginable shade of neon, flashy blazers, rompers and massive belt buckles.   

Check out Fast Times at Be warned: if you have a fashion sense, appreciate subtlety or hate long hair, this one's not for you.

Clean up Dorchester Park! Jun. 11

Dorchester Park AssociationHelp clear litter, broken glass and catbrier vine from areas near the playground and bordering paths in Dorchester Park. Volunteer should wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes and gloves. Tools are available, but bring along clippers, loppers and a pail if you have them. Meet at the Adams Street entrance at 9 a.m. on any or all of Saturdays June 11, July 30, Sept. 17, and Oct. 15. 

For more information, visit You can write to the Dorchester Park Association at PO Box 240081, Dorchester, MA 02124-0081. You may also inquire about the DPA by calling Cedar Grove Gardens at 1-800-322-8582.

Boston Shines Community Cleanup Day, Apr. 30

For the past nine years, over 5,000 volunteers have come together for two days in the spring to participate in a citywide clean up event. This year's community cleanup day will be Saturday, April 30th. The city provides the tools and trash bags; you provide the effort and community pride! Locations through out the Dorchester community are after the break. >> Read More

Dorchester Park Easter Egg Hunt, Apr. 23

With spring just around the corner it's that time of year when the Bunny comes out and hides eggs filled with delicious treats! Bring your children, your grand-children and your smiles to Dorchester Park on Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m. for one of the biggest Easter Egg Hunts in Boston. It's a free-for-all but the stakes are higher than ever. There will even be a guest appearance by the big guy himself, the Easter Bunny! Come early and ready for adventures!

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Park, Dorchester MA

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