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.
Franklin Park Action Plan – Released & Ready for your input!
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods, and Environment Chief Reverend Mariama White-Hammond joined FPC in the park on December 13th for a lively, passionate press conference announcing the long-awaited release of the Franklin Park Action Plan. Linda, the Wellness Warrior opened with standing yoga moves and the Boston Rhythm Riders closed the event with a line dance. Michelle and Mariama knew all the steps!
We hope you’ll look at the plan and offer your input. There’s lots to digest, peruse the table of contents and pick the sections of most interest to you.
In response to the horrific attack on an older longtime park user and an increase in active drug use, FPC hosted a public meeting with officials responsible for management in the park and at the Shattuck. More than 200 people logged on. If you missed the conversation, you can listen to it here.
FPC will continue to work with police, Parks Dept staff, Shattuck leadership, and other agencies that can help make a difference and bring safety improvements to the park. We will report back via this website and our newsletter. Scroll down on this page to sign up if you do not already receive it.
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. Download the app, then snap a photo on your phone, tag the location in the park, and write a short description.