Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization made up of North End and Waterfront neighbors whose purpose is to further the restoration, protection, preservation, care, enhancement, improvement, and maintenance of the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.  The FOCCP work closely with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department to keep the park clean and well maintained. 

Christopher Columbus Park is one of the gems of Boston. Located between the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and the Boston Harbor, the uniquely designed 4 1/2 acres 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. 

This all-volunteer neighborhood group:
  • Provides funding for the Annual Trellis Lights 
  • Maintains the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden
  • Purchases New Trees and Plants for the Park
  • Organizes the 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.

  What to do at the Park?
  • Have a picnic
  • Stroll through the Rose Garden & relax under the Trellis
  • Sit on the grass
  • Play on the jungle gym
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • The Park has free Wi-Fi (bring your laptop and work at the park)
  • Take a boat to Harbor Islands or the Airport
  • Go for a run
  • Bask in the sun
  • Enjoy the view
"Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is the Home of the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden"

FOCCP Monthly Meetings are usually held 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)
Upcoming Meeting Dates

Next meeting:
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

November 10, 2015
(no December meeting)
January 12, 2016
February 9, 2016
March 8, 2016
April 12, 2016

All are welcome to Meetings & Events!
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Inc. - PO Box 130285, Boston MA  02113 -  - 781.639.6002
Park Safety

For emergencies and park rule violations: 
call 911

For 24 hour response to any problem in the Park, call the Mayor's service hotline: 
(617) 635-4500

To report a problem in the Park, call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department: 
(617) 635-7275
Check out the recent articles written about The Christopher Columbus Park:
Regional Review
The Post Gazette
Regional News
The Globe
The Post Gazette

"A Park for All Seasons" 
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More information and more park events can be found on the calendar and on the events page.

Sundays and Wednesdays - Horticulture volunteer gardening in the Park begins for the season! FOCCP provides gloves, tools, and instruction so you just need to wear clothes suitable for gardening and closed toed shoes. Weather permitting, volunteers meet Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Come every time or any day you can!

Monday, October 12, 2015 - Annual Christopher Columbus Park Celebration. Fun for the whole family! More details coming soon.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - FOCCP Gala Fundraising Celebration at the Boston Harbor Hotel, featuring dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Tickets are on sale now!
What's Happening With the Trellis Lights?

If you've noticed the bright white lights on the trellis, you're probably wondering what's happening. We are installing new, state-of-the-art LED lights on the trellis for 2015. Installation of the white lights is the first step. These lights will serve as year-round security lighting, replacing the existing (and very old) security lights that are original to the trellises. 

New LED lights will also be installed on the cross beams of the trellis to provide the beautiful blue winter lighting. After all the lights are installed, controllers will be added so the lights can be dimmed to the appropriate level. The non-profit, all-volunteer FOCCP group is able to install these new lights with funds raised through memberships, corporate donations and fundraising events.  

Please be patient as we work to improve the lighting on the trellises.

                            You are invited to the FOCCP Gala Fundraising Celebration!
                             Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:30pm to 11:00pm
                    Boston Harbor Hotel
                   Tickets are on sale now!

                            Come to Columbus Park on Monday, October 12 for our
                  Annual Fall Festival!
                The fun starts at 11:45 am.
                Click here to learn more!