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Grand Opening of the West 2nd Street Park and community garden

Long-vacant City of Boston Parcel transformed into a beautiful community gathering space.

Join us as we cut the ribbon on over 16,000 square feet of new park and community garden space that includes both active and passive areas, along with design features such as:

  • a patio area
  • trees
  • benches
  • flower containers, and
  • 21 community garden plots providing shared amenities, like compost bins and a tool shed.
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Location
175 West 2nd Street
South Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Liz Sullivan
Neighborhood:
South Boston
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Wild Wednesday Gladeside

Join us for an in-person hike for the Wild Wednesday series.

Come join us for a walk in the woods on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Hikes will be approximately one hour long for one to two miles in different wilderness areas of Boston.

Walks will be led by a Park Ranger or Boston Park employee and will include some interpretive programming and discussion of the park's unique attributes, flora, fauna, or historical topics.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Register for the event

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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Gladeside
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Hike Leader
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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Wild Wednesday: Allandale Woods

Join us for an in-person hike for the Wild Wednesday series.

Come join us for a walk in the woods on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Hikes will be approximately one hour long for one to two miles in different wilderness areas of Boston.

Walks will be led by a Park Ranger or Boston Park employee and will include some interpretive programming and discussion of the park's unique attributes, flora, fauna, or historical topics.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Register for the event

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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Allandale Woods
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Hike Leader
Neighborhood:
West Roxbury
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Wild Wednesday: Olmsted Park

Update: Registration is now closed for this event! 

Come join us for a walk in the woods on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Hikes will be approximately one hour long for one to two miles in different wilderness areas of Boston.

Walks will be led by a Park Ranger or Boston Park employee and will include some interpretive programming and discussion of the park's unique attributes, flora, fauna, or historical topics.

Update: Registration is now closed for this event! Check our Wild Wednesdays page for future events.

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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Olmsted Park
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Hike Leader
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
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Community Clean Air Grant Webinar

Join us to ask any questions you may have about how to apply to the Community Clean Air grant.

The Air Pollution Control Commission administers programs that promote clean air. The Community Clean Air grant program will fund and bring visibility to community-driven projects that reduce air pollution and carbon emissions. The projects will help achieve Boston’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and bring short-term benefits to our neighborhoods.

Do you have a question about your application? Do you need help applying?

Register here

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5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Virtual
Boston, 02201-2006
Price:
FREE
Contact:
apcc@boston.gov
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Community Clean Air Grant Webinar

Join us to ask any questions you may have about how to apply to the Community Clean Air grant.

The Air Pollution Control Commission administers programs that promote clean air. This grant program will fund and bring visibility to community-driven projects that reduce air pollution and carbon emissions. The projects will help achieve Boston’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and bring short-term benefits to our neighborhoods.

Do you have a question about your application? Do you need help applying?

Register here

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9:00am - 10:00am
Location
VIRTUAL
Boston, 02201-2006
Price:
FREE
Contact:
apcc@boston.gov
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Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown Phase II community open house

The City of Boston’s Climate Ready Boston team has launched the next neighborhood coastal resilience planning process for East Boston and Charlestown. This study will expand the City’s analysis of the neighborhoods to additional areas not covered in the 2017 Phase I study and provide ways to build on the neighborhood flood protection ideas created in Phase 1.

At this first community open house, we will talk about the risk posed by sea level rise and storm surge caused by climate change. We will also start to vision and prioritize what you want to see as part of the coastal resilience solutions with in the project areas.

If you have any questions for the project team, please email climate.ready@boston.gov.

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6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Zoom
Zoom,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Peyton Siler Jones
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
East Boston
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Earth Day cleanup equipment distribution

Celebrate Earth Day by giving back and cleaning up your park or urban wild!

Join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Environment Department, with support provided by Home Depot, as we mark Earth Day with a self-guided cleanup. Stop by Franklin Park and pick up some equipment for a self-guided Earth Day cleanup in a park or urban wild of your choosing. We provide the equipment, you chose the park or urban wild.

Where: Pierpont Road in Franklin Park near Glenn Road.

What will be provided: Gloves, paper compost bags, plastic garbage bags, and safety instructions.

Remember: Volunteers should wear work clothes (long pants) and close-toed shoes (that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty). Bring your own hat, sunscreen, raincoat, or jacket depending on the weather, as well as snacks and water.

Rain date: None, may be canceled due to severe weather.

COVID-19 safety protocols:
  • This event is an equipment distribution for self guided cleanups. 
  • Face mask or covering is required for participants.
  • Physical distancing between parties is required.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Do not participate if you have shown signs or symptoms or had exposure to sick individuals within 14 days of the event.

Self-guided cleanup document

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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Pierpont Road Franklin Park
Boston, MA 02121
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Parks@boston.gov
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Allandale Woods pond and marsh exploration

Join Mass Audubon and the Boston Parks Department's Urban Wilds Program for a walk at Allandale Woods as we explore pond and marsh habitat. 

What kinds of plants and animals inhabit this habitat, and why are marshes so important for a healthy ecosystem?   Ponds and marshes are not only important for the natural world, but are vital for water management in cities.  We will also plant some native shrubs to help keep the ecosystem healthy

Due to current health guidelines we are capping this event at 20 participants.  Masks are required, hand sanitizer will be provided, and social distancing protocols will be followed. Rain date is May 31 at the same time and location.

To register or for more information, contact Paul Sutton at 617-961-3029 or paul.sutton@boston.gov.

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9:30am - 12:00pm
Location
19 VFW Parkway
(meet at Carriage Path trailhead)
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Paul Sutton
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Roslindale
West Roxbury
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Roslindale Wetlands spring cleanup

Celebrate Earth Day by giving back and cleaning up your neighborhood!

Join the Environment Department, Parks and Recreation, and the Roslindale Wetlands Taskforce as we mark Earth Day for the first Urban Wild cleanup of the year! Registration is required.

Where: Trailhead between between #35 and #23 Coniston Road

What is provided: All necessary tools, including gloves, pickers, bags, sharp containers and safety instruction.

Remember: Volunteers should wear work clothes (long pants) and close-toed shoes (that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty). Bring your own hat, sunscreen, raincoat, or jacket depending on the weather, as well as snacks and water.

Rain date: Sunday, April 18, however, may be cancelled due to severe weather.

COVID-19 safety protocols:
  • This event will be limited to 20 participants (we hope to offer drop in cleanups in the future).
  • Face mask or covering is required for participants.
  • Physical distancing between parties is required.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Do not participate if you have shown signs or symptoms or had exposure to sick individuals within 14 days of the event.
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Location
Coniston Road
Boston, MA 02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
environment@boston.gov
Neighborhood:
Roslindale
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