The Parks and Recreation Commission creates park rules and reviews construction within 100 feet of a park or parkway to assess and reduce impacts.
About the Department:
Our department is responsible for 217 City parks, playgrounds and athletic fields, two golf courses, 65 squares, 17 fountains, 75 game courts, 16 historic and three active cemeteries, urban wilds, four High School Athletic Fields, and approximately 125,000 trees, all covering 2,346 acres, 1,000 of which comprise the historic Emerald Necklace. We are also responsible for more than 35,000 street trees. We switched to a new system to reserve parks in the City of Boston. With the new system, you can reserve public athletic fields or parks for special events, including weddings.