Fun In Your Neighborhood

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Adams Park

4225 Washington Street, Roslindale
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roslindale
Cost:
Free

Adams Street Public Library

690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone number: 617-436-6900
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Adams/King Playground

470 Adams Street, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Algonquin Square

2 Algonquin Street, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Allandale Woods Urban Wild

75 VFW Parkway (1185 Centre Street) West Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
West Roxbury
Cost:
Free

Allen Park

1-19 Church Street, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Almont Park

40 Almont Street, Mattapan
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
Cost:
Free

Amatucci Playground

1460 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Hyde Park
Cost:
Free

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Boston
Phone number: (617) 524.1718
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Free

Artesani Playground Wading Pool

1255 Soliders Field Rd, Brighton, MA

May 28 – September 5
Open Daily 9:30am – 7:00pm

Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton
Cost:
Free

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market

1900 Dorchester Ave, boston, ma

Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and vegetables on Fridays from 3-7pm at the Peabody Square T Station (1900 Dorchester Ave) from July through October. SNAP and Bounty Bucks accepted.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Back Bay Fens

Back Bay Fens, Fenway, Boston
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Fenway/Kenmore
Cost:
Free

Back of the Hill Urban Wild

60 Ellingwood Street, Jamaica Plain
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Free

Baraka Community Wellness

1452 Dorchester Avenue 4th Floor Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone number: 617.514.0633 or [email protected]

The Baraka Community Wellness Mission:

PROVIDE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES THAT ENGAGE, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER TO CLOSE THE GAP OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND REDUCE HEALTHCARE COSTS.

  • Guide communities and organizations in creating healthy families, productive workforces and provide the resources for reinforcing a culture of wellness.
  • Create and manage community-wide wellness programs that service multiple populations.
  • Provide employers and municipalities mechanisms to reduce risk, enhance health, increase productivity and reduce health care costs.
  • Contribute to the health care sector’s and societal shift toward wellness promotion and disease prevention globally.
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Barry Playground

41 Medford Street, Charlestown
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Free

BCYF: Boston Centers for Youth and Families

BCYF Administrative Office, 1483 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Phone number: (617) 635-4920, [email protected]

BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. BCYF’s 35 facilities are located throughout Boston.

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Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton, Back Bay, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury/Mission Hill, South Boston, South End, West Roxbury, Other neighborhoods
Cost:
Free

Beauford Play Area

127 Howard Ave, Roxbury, MA
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Beecher Street Play Area

20 Beecher Street, Jamaica Plain
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Free

Beethoven School Play Area

5119 Washington Street, West Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
West Roxbury
Cost:
Free

Belle Isle Urban Wild

150 Barnes Ave, East Boston
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
East Boston
Cost:
Free

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Farmstand

330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA
Phone number: 617-548-5599

SNAP and Bounty Bucks accepted

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Free

Billings Field

369 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
West Roxbury
Cost:
Free

Blackstone Community Center

50 West Brookline Street, South End
Phone number: (617) 635. 5162
Age range:
6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
South End
Cost:
Free

Blue Hill Club

15 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
Phone number: (617) 474.1050
Age range:
6-13 years, 14-18 years
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Not Free

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.

38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111
Phone number: Phone: 617-635-5129 Fax: 617-292-6599

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The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being.

For over 40 years, BCNC has served as a vital link for the Asian immigrant and Asian American community of Greater Boston. BCNC strives to provide the support and resources needed for participants to integrate into American society, while preserving the community’s rich culture. Most of those served are immigrant Chinese, with low family incomes and limited English ability.

BCNC and its eight programs have received local and national recognition. BCNC is located in the heart of Chinatown at two sites. At 885 Washington Street, BCNC is part of the Josiah Quincy School building and, in 2005, BCNC created a permanent home at 38 Ash Street, a five story community center and the first certified green building in Chinatown.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Cost:
Free

Boston Common

Boston Common, Boston, MA
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Free

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Harbor
Phone number: 781-740-1605 ext. 205
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Free

Boston Natural Areas Network

Find community gardens in your neighborhood! Boston Natural Areas Network strives to maintain an up-to-date list of nearly 200 active community and school gardens in Boston and the surrounding communities.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton, Back Bay, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury/Mission Hill, South Boston, South End, West Roxbury
Cost:
Free

Boston Parks and Recreation Department

1010 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Phone number: (617) 635-4505, [email protected]

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department offers free youth athletic programs, clinics, and camps in neighborhood parks citywide, as well as local community centers in partnership with Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

Choose from a wide variety of healthy activities including golf lessons, tennis with our partner Tenacity, the All Girls Sports Festival, Sox Talks with Boston Red Sox players and coaches, a visit to the Fenway Park batting cages, Sports Centers at Moakley Park, East Boston Stadium, and White Stadium in Franklin Park, Mayor’s Cup golf, baseball, cross country, soccer, softball, and hockey tournaments, and much more.

Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Boston Public Health Commission

1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118
Phone number: Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: [email protected]
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116
Phone number: 617-536-5400
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Free

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

600 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02210
Phone number: 978-500-9420

SNAP and Bounty Bucks accepted

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South End
Cost:
Not Free

Boston Public Market on the Greenway

136 Blackstone St., Boston
Phone number: 978-500-9420
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Not Free

Boston Public Schools

2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone number: P: 617-635-9000
Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton, Back Bay, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury/Mission Hill, South Boston, South End, West Roxbury, Other neighborhoods
Cost:
Free

Boston University Farmers Market

775 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215
Phone number: 617-353-5551

Open September and October on Thursdays from 11am to 3pm.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Not Free

Boundary I Urban Wild

420 West Street, Hyde Park
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Hyde Park
Cost:
Free

Bowdoin Street Health Center

230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester
Phone number: 617-754-0100

Fitness in the City Partner

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Not Free

BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department

443 Warren Street, Suite 6 Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone number: (617) 635-9653, (617) 635-9249, or [email protected]

The BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department aims to provide excellence, access, and equity in arts education for all Boston Public Schools students.

Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton, Back Bay, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury/Mission Hill, South Boston, South End, West Roxbury, Other neighborhoods
Cost:
Free

Braddock Park

27P Braddock Park, South End
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South End
Cost:
Free

Bradford Street Play Area

18 Bradford Street, South End
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South End
Cost:
Free

Brewer/Burroughs Tot Lot

Brewer Street and Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
Age range:
0-5 years
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Free

Brighton Common

30 Chestnut Hill Ave, Allston/Brighton
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton
Cost:
Free

Brighton Public Library

40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, MA 02135
Phone number: 617-782-6032
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton
Cost:
Free

Brighton/Allston After School Enrichment Program

640 Washington Street, Suite 201 Brighton, MA
Phone number: 617-787-1087

Fitness in the City Partner

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton
Cost:
Not Free

Brook Farm Historic Site

Baker Street, West Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
West Roxbury
Cost:
Free

Brookfield Farm

24 Hulst Rd. Amherst MA 01002

A community supported agriculture (CSA) program offering fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables weekly from June through Thanksgiving. Brookfield Farm also offers a winter farm share from December to March.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Other neighborhoods
Cost:
Not Free

Brookline Winter Farmers Market

318 Harvard St, Brookline MA

Open November 20 to April 30 on Sundays from 11am to 3pm.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Other neighborhoods
Cost:
Not Free

Brookside Community Health Center

3297 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain
Phone number: 617-522-4700

Fitness in the City Partner

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Not Free

Brophy Park

192 Webster Street, East Boston
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
East Boston
Cost:
Free

Brunswick Park

270P Columbia Road, Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Buckley Playground

205 Warren Street, Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Bussey Brook Urban Wild

255 South Street, Jamaica Plain
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Free

Byrne Playground

23 Everett Street, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Caldwell Street Play Area

9 Caldwell Street, Charlestown
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Free

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

5 Callender Street Cambridge, MA 02139

2016 dates: December 10, December 17

2017 dates: January 7 – April 15

Open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. SNAP and Bounty Bucks accepted.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Other neighborhoods
Cost:
Not Free

Carroll Pond Playground

15 Carrolton Road, West Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
West Roxbury
Cost:
Free

Carson Beach

Day Blvd, South Boston
Phone number: 617-727-5290
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South Boston
Cost:
Free

Carter Playground

709 Columbus Ave, South End
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South End
Cost:
Free

Cassidy Playground

379 Chestnuthill Ave, Allston/Brighton
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton
Cost:
Free

Castle Island

Day Blvd, South Boston
Phone number: 617-727-5291
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South Boston
Cost:
Free

Cedar Square

15 Cedar Street, Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Centervale Park

1P Centervale Park, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Ceylon Park

105 Ceylon Street, Roxbury
Phone number: (617) 635.2120
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Charles River Reservation

Charles River Reservation, Boston MA
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore
Cost:
Free

Charlestown Community Center

255 Medford St, Charlestown
Phone number: (617) 635.5169
Age range:
6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Free

Charlestown Farmers Market

10 City Square, Charlestown, MA
Phone number: 508-867-7193

Open from June through October on Wednesdays from 2-7pm. Located on Main Street next to the Hubway bike stand.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Not Free

Charlestown Public Library

179 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone number: 617-242-1248
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Free

Charlestown YMCA

150 Third Avenue, Charlestown Navy Yard
Phone number: (617) 286.1220
Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Not Free

Chestnut Hill Reservation

Chestnut Hill Reservation, Beacon Street, Allston/Brighton, MA
Phone number: (617) 333-7404
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton
Cost:
Free

Childe Hassam Park

324 Columbus Ave, South End
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South End
Cost:
Free

Chinatown Clinic

885 Washington Street, Chinatown
Phone number: 617-482-7555

Fitness in the City Partner

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Cost:
Not Free

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Boston, MA

Christopher Columbus Park, the City of Boston’s first waterfront park, was opened for Boston’s Bicentennial in 1976. Its original design provided a framework for future waterfront park projects throughout the city.

In 1987 a rose garden enclosed by a wrought iron fence and a granite fountain were added to the park to honor Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was born nearby at 4 Garden Court in Boston’s North End. In 1992, the Beirut memorial was built, commemorating nine marines from Massachusetts who were killed in a 1983 bombing. The memorial includes a circular granite-seating wall and brick detailing; if you stand in its center you can hear your echo.

Christopher Columbus Park was updated in 2003 and today includes broad lawns, a play lot, a spray fountain and performance area, a statue of Christopher Columbus, and a wisteria covered trellis that provides shade during the day and is lit during the holiday season. The park is an oasis in the North End and is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the harbor.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Free

Christopher F. Lee Playground

775 East First street, South Boston
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South Boston
Cost:
Free

City Point

City Point, South Boston
Phone number: 617-727-5292
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
South Boston
Cost:
Free

Cleveland Community center

11 Charles St, Dorchester
Phone number: (617) 635.5141
Age range:
6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Clifford Playground

171 Norfolk Avenue, Roxbury
Phone number: (617) 635.7275
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Clougherty Pool

Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown
Phone number: (617) 635-5174

Pool will re-open in June 2015

Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Not Free

Codman Square Farmers Market

597 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone number: 330-827-6140

Open from June through October on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. SNAP and Bounty Bucks accepted

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Not Free

Codman Square Park

360 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Codman Square Public Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone number: 617-436-8214
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Condon Community Center

200 D Street, South Boston
Phone number: (617) 635.5100
Age range:
6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
South Boston
Cost:
Free

Connolly Public Library

433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone number: 617-522-1960
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Free

Cook Street Play Area

15 Hill Street, Charlestown
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Free

Copley Square Farmers Market

532 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116
Phone number: 617-869-6720

Open May through November on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am to 6pm. SNAP and Bounty Bucks accepted

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cost:
Not Free

Coppens Square

325 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Crawford Street Playground

Crawford Street, Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Cueno Park

765 Saratoga Street, East Boston
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
East Boston
Cost:
Free

Cunningham Park

725 Cambridge Street, Allston/Brighton
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Allston/Brighton
Cost:
Free

Curley Community Center

1663 Columbia Rd, South Boston
Phone number: (617) 635.5104
Age range:
6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
South Boston
Cost:
Free

Curtis Hall Community Center

20 South Street, Jamaica Plain
Phone number: (617) 635-5193
Age range:
0-5 years, 6-13 years, 14-18 years, All Ages
Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Cost:
Free

Decatur & Meridian Park

40 Decatur Street, East Boston
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
East Boston
Cost:
Free

Deer Street Park

39 Deer Street, Dorchester
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free

Delano Park

2P Delano Park, Roslindale
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roslindale
Cost:
Free

Dell Rock Urban Wild

40 Dell Avenue, Hyde Park
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Hyde Park
Cost:
Free

Dennis Street Park

138 Moreland Street, Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Denton Square

1 Wayland Street, Roxbury
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Doherty Playground

349 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Cost:
Free

Door to the Outdoors

100 Warren Street, Suite 3, Boston, MA 02119
Phone number: [email protected]

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • WE BELIEVE PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE ADVENTUROUS AND ENJOY BEING OUTSIDE.
  • WE BELIEVE IT IS TIME TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF WHAT PEOPLE OF COLOR DO AND DO NOT DO; AND WHAT IS AND IS NOT CONSIDERED AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.
  • WE BELIEVE THE OUTDOORS START BEYOND EACH PERSON’S FRONT DOOR AND IS NOT ALWAYS FAR AWAY.
  • WE BELIEVE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE FUN AND GOOD FOR YOUR MIND, BODY, AND SOUL.

 

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Roxbury/Mission Hill
Cost:
Free

Dorchester House Farmers Market

1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

DotHouse Health Farmers’ Market runs seasonally every Tuesday from July to October. The Market is located outdoors in the patient parking lot adjacent to DotHouse Health. WIC, Farmers Market Coupons, SNAP and Bounty Bucks accepted.

Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Not Free

Dorchester Park

2180 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA
Age range:
All Ages
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Cost:
Free