Boston Park updates (mtg. 1/19) – plus upcoming Franklin Park Events

The Boston Park Advocates network that organized the city council candidates’ debate last fall is moving forward on citywide parks advocacy. It would be great to have Franklin Park users involved – or if you care about a smaller park, community garden, schoolyard, or urban wild in your neighborhood – please join us! :ere’s the next meeting – on park maintenance:

Park Maintenance Meeting with the Commissioner
Tuesday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm at the Copley Library – enter on the Dartmouth Street side directly across from Copley Square. Join Boston Park Commissioner, Toni Pollak, and DCR Urban Parks Director, Samantha Overton Bussell, to ask your questions about park maintenance. We’ve asked them to bring information about maintenance standards and schedules for parks. One goal is to see if the two park systems in Boston – city and DCR – can adopt some of the same standards and procedures.

Coming up in Franklin Park

Winter Volunteer Day – Saturday, January 30th 10am-Noon. Clear vines that are killing native oaks – you’ll be liberating trees! Wear layers and leave shiny nylon parkas at home, they can be torn by branches and thorns. Gloves with a leather palm or glove liners are helpful, we’ll have work gloves for all who need them – and plenty of hot chocolate! Meet at Valley Gates, midway along the main park road.

Snow Festival – Saturday, February 13th 1-4pm. Come sled, make snowpeople, hunt for animal tracks with the Boston Nature Center, borrow snowshoes to try, or bring your own skis for a tour of the park. Hot chocolate and board games inside to warm up. All Ages Welcome! Meet at the Golf Clubhouse.

Join the Franklin Park Ski & Snowshoe Club on facebook – and look for the Franklin Park Coalition on facebook (join the group or become a fan) and follow us on twitter.

Franklin Park Coalition

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