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.

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Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park 100th!

Tuesdays, July 20 – August 10, 2021

6pm Evening shows – R&B, Motown, Jazz, and Reggae

11am Morning shows – dance, music, stories for summer camps, child care programs, and familiesInvite all your friends and family, bring a lawn chair and a picnic supper, and celebrate Elma Lewis’ 100th birthday.

Bring your lawn chair, a picnic supper, and all your friends and family!

Tuesday, July 20
11am – OrigiNation dance troupe
6pm – Simpli Whitney & Friends (R&B)

Tuesday, July 27
11am – Youth Music by Monet
6pm – Angelena and the Unit (R&B)

Tuesday, August 3
11am – OrigiNation dance troupe
6pm – Caribbean Night (Reggae)

Tuesday, August 10th
11am – Youth Music by Monet
6pm – E-Water Band (R&B) with friends Elan Trotman and others
Celebrating Eric Watson, beloved Playhouse performer

* If you’d like to be a Playhouse sponsor or vendor, please email admin@franklinparkcoalition.org

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.

Franklin Park Action Plan

Stay up-to-date on designs and ideas for the future of Franklin Park.

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.