What to do at the Park?
- Have a picnic * Sit on the grass * Play on the jungle gym
- Stroll through the Rose Garden & relax under the Trellis
- The Park has free Wi-Fi (bring your laptop and work at the park)
- Take a boat to Harbor Islands or the Airport
- Run through the sprinklers
- Go for a run * Bask in the sun and enjoy the view!
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization made up of North End and Waterfront neighbors and businesses working together for the Gem of the North End and Waterfront: Christopher Columbus Park. The FOCCP works closely with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department to keep the park clean and well maintained.
Located between the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and the Boston Harbor, Christopher Columbus Park is a uniquely designed 4 1/2 acres that serve as a neighborhood park, a community gathering spot, the site of festivals, summer movie nights and art shows, a must-see destination for tourists from around the nation and around the world, and the conduit for those who are ferrying to the Harbor Islands, which are part of the U.S national park system.
The FOCCP volunteers work together to:
- Illuminate the trellis and 14 trees throughout the Park
- Maintain the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden and purchase trees and plants for the Park
- Organize Fundraising & Park Events and much more!
New Friends, Members and/or Volunteers are Always Welcome!
FOCCP is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation and all contributions are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.
"Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is the Home of the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden"
FOCCP Monthly Meetings
FOCCP Monthly Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at:
The Mariner's House
11 North Square
North End, Boston
(Two doors up from the the Paul Revere House)
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
November 14, 2017
All are welcome to FOCCP Meetings & Events.
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Inc. - PO Box 130285, Boston MA 02113 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Rule Violations
Mayor's Service Hotline (24hr)
Boston Parks &
FOCCP in the News
Check out the recent articles written about The Christopher Columbus Park:
FALL FESTIVAL IN COLUMBUS PARK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 * NOON TO 4 PM
Free for all! Pumpkin & Face Painting! Thing 1 & 2! Magic & Bubbles!
More information and a full list of park events can be found on the calendar & events page.
Recipient of the
2015 Michael A. Nazzaro Jr. Committee Leadership Award
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Thank you to our Platinum and Gold Park Sponsors!
2016: Recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for
"15 Years as the Best Friends Group in the City of Boston"