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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.

Latest News

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 www.franklinparkcoalition.org/311 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 www.franklinparkcoalition.org/311.

Bos: 311 is the best way to report all the issues you want to see address in the park.  Just snap a photo on your phone, tag the location in the park where the issue exists, and write a short description of the issue.

Virtual Public Hearing about the Shattuck Proposal
April 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM

The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) intends to submit a Project Proposal to the Asset Management Board for the long-term lease and redevelopment of the Lemuel L. Shattuck Hospital located at 170 Morton Street in the City of Boston. We will host a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, April 13, at 6:30 PM to present the draft Project Proposal and provide an opportunity for the public to provide comments. You can view the draft Project Proposal online.

The hearing will be held online, via Zoom. To pre-register, please click here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining.

Share Your Feedback

In addition to providing comments during the hearing, you can also provide written comments by email, to loryn.sheffner@mass.gov, or by mail, to:
Loryn Sheffner, Office of Real Estate
One Ashburton Place, 15th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

The deadline for receipt of written comments is April 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

About the Redevelopment of the Shattuck Campus at Morton Street

The Redevelopment of the Shattuck Campus at Morton Street contemplates leasing up to 13 acres of land on the campus for a term of up to 99 years for the development of behavioral and public health services, supportive housing, and open space. The lessee(s), who will be selected through a competitive process, will secure all necessary permits, approvals, and funding.

In early 2020, the Commonwealth completed a 12+ month vision planning process for the future use of the 13-acre campus in Jamaica Plain, resulting in the Vision Plan: Redevelopment of the Shattuck Campus at Morton Street. Please visit the Shattuck Campus Planning web page to learn more about the planning process.

In December 2020, a Preliminary Project Proposal (PPP) was approved by the Asset Management Board (AMB). The PPP incorporates the Vision Plan goals, principles, and recommendations.

     To learn more about the Asset Management Board and the Project Proposalclick here.

Upcoming Events

Work

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.

Play

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!

Engage

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.