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Implement the Franklin Park Action Plan Now!

Please help advocate for the park, here’s what you can do:

  1. Download this Guide to Advocating for the Franklin Park Action Plan with all the info you need to speak up!
  2. Attend Upcoming 2023 Neighborhood Coffee Hours with the Mayor to voice your support and ensure our community’s priorities are heard.  See the full schedule of upcoming coffee hours and let us know which one(s) you intend to attend with this form.
  3. Sign and share the petition to get the Action Plan funded and implemented (see links to the plan summary & full plan below)

Coming Up!

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park opening night – Tuesday, July 11th at 6:00pm at Valley Gates

Line dancing every Wednesday starting at 6pm on Refectory Hill – come learn new steps for summer barbecues!

Yoga on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30 on Schoolmaster Hill – bring a mat or towel – no experience necessary

Franklin Park Action Plan 

The Franklin Park Coalition Board of Directors offered their Comments on the Action Plan and sent a budget request to the Mayor and our elected officials for a significant operating and capital investment to begin Action Plan Implementation.

Report and Track Concerns about Franklin Park

We’re please to announce a new page dedicated as a one-stop-shop to report and track your concerns about Franklin Park.  Go to to view open and closed comments and complaints from parks users.  The page leverages the City of Boston’s 311 service to display requests relating to issues in the park.  See litter that needs to be addressed?  Fallen limb? Out of service water station?  You can report these issues, and more, on your smartphone (Android; iPhone) or via the web.  And track your report, and those of other park users, at

Bos: 311 is the best way to report all the issues you want to see address in the park.  Download the app, then snap a photo on your phone, tag the location in the park, and write a short description.


Welcome to the Franklin Park Coalition

The Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to involving the community to work, play, & engage in Franklin Park, Boston’s largest green space. Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s, Franklin Park serves as an urban oasis to the surrounding neighborhoods and the City of Boston.

Upcoming Events


The Franklin Park Coalition plays a big part in conservation and stewardship of the park. This work is carried out primarily through our volunteer programs. FPC volunteers come the local community, Northeastern University and other educational institutions, and businesses/corporations. We also have hosted AmeriCorps members, and organized a summer youth conservation team.


There are lots of opportunities to play in the park! The FPC organizes the annual Kite & Bike Festival, the Elma Lewis Playhouse concert series, and the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. We also host the Winter Festival and a range of health & fitness activities throughout the summer. Stay up to date on upcoming events by checking out our calendar and joining our mailing list!


Although most people know the FPC because of our events and park stewardship, advocacy is really at the core of what we do. FPC advocacy has deep roots; the organization was founded in 1974 by community members concerned about mismanagement in the park. They made the park the urban oasis that it was meant to be. The fact that Franklin Park is such a beautiful, safe, and well-used space is due in no small part to the advocacy of the FPC and our membership.