Parks and Recreation Commission
The Boston Park Commission was established in 1875 by legislative act to oversee the creation of the City's park system, beginning with the Emerald Necklace.
Serving on a commission
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About the commission
The Boston Parks Commission is responsible for oversight of land acquisition, enforcement of design regulations, naming of parks, and making of rules.
The authority of the Parks Commissions is set forth in:
- oversight of land acquisition
- enforcement of design regulations
- naming of parks, and
- making of rules.
Further, the commission reviews construction or alteration of all buildings and structures within 100 feet of a public park or parkway. More information about applying for this review may be found here.
|Leonard Lee, M||7/22/2019||7/7/2023||Active|