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The Friends of the Public Garden works to preserve and enhance Boston’s first public parks – the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. These iconic green spaces in the heart of Boston help to define our city and attract millions of local, national, and international visitors every year. Some delight in a Swan Boat ride in summer or glide over the ice at the Frog Pond in winter. Many others participate in sports, celebrations, performances, and protests, or simply find respite from the busy urban environment amid surroundings of great natural beauty.

These parks are the front yards of their neighborhoods, the stage of the city, and have provided enduring memories for residents and visitors to Boston now and throughout the centuries.

The Friends plays a vital role in the stewardship of these parks. We work closely with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to provide and fund the best possible professional care of their irreplaceable collection of mature trees, sculpture, and fountains. We also act as advocates, speaking out for the protection of these parks against misuse and encroachment and educating the public about park issues.

Our 2,500 members come from more than 100 communities across Massachusetts and 31 states.


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    The Friends of the Public Garden works to preserve and enhance Boston’s first public parks – the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

    The Friends plays a vital role in the stewardship of these parks. We work closely with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to provide and fund the best possible professional care of their irreplaceable collection of mature trees, sculpture, and fountains. We also act as advocates, speaking out for the protection of these parks against misuse and encroachment and educating the public about park issues.

    Our blog highlights our preservation efforts and also serves as an source of information for other functions these delightful parks host throughout the year.

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