Parks and Recreation
Our department is responsible for 217 City parks, playgrounds and athletic fields, two golf courses, 65 squares, 17 fountains, 75 game courts, 16 historic and three active cemeteries, urban wilds, four High School Athletic Fields, and approximately 125,000 trees, all covering 2,346 acres, 1,000 of which comprise the historic Emerald Necklace. We are also responsible for more than 35,000 street trees.
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
3rd FloorBoston, MA 02118
Office hoursMonday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Public hearings and meetings
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, our Tree Removal and Parks and Recreation Commission hearings are being held online:
Places to visitPlaces to visit
The 1,100-acre chain of nine parks is linked by parkways and waterways.
Cemeteries / Historic Burying Grounds
We manage three active cemeteries and 16 burying grounds in Boston.
The Urban Wilds form an essential part of the City's open space system.
Parks Department Announces Annual Holiday Lightings