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

The Turkey Trot is this week!

9am November 25, 2021

Go to fpc5k.com to sign up. Get your turkey costume ready and tell your family and friends. It’s the best holiday tradition in Boston.
We’re selling out fast, so make sure you sign up online.  We’ll have limited race-day registration available, if we don’t hit our cap before then!

Action Plan Meeting for the Egleston, Parkside, and Stonybrook Edges

Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 7-9pm on Zoom

Register here to participate

Learn more about proposed park changes, share your input, and offer your ideas. Check out www.franklinparkactionplan.com in advance. This meeting is for the Walnut Ave, Sigourney St, and Forest Hills St. neighbors. Previous “edge” meetings have focused on Seaver Street, Blue Hill Ave, and American Legion Highway. Email us if you’d like us to come to your community meeting.


The Turkey Trot is back on Thanksgiving morning!

9am November 25, 2021

Go to fpc5k.com to sign up. Get your turkey costume ready and tell your family and friends. It’s the best holiday tradition in Boston.


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.

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.