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
New Friends, Members &/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?
- Stroll through the Rose Garden & under the Trellis
- 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
"Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is the Home of the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden"
FOCCP MONTHLY MEETINGS
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
Tuesday, June 11th
All are welcome to Meetings & Events!!
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Inc. - PO Box 130285, Boston MA 02113 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 781.639.6002
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
FOCCP IN THE NEWS!
Check out the recent articles written about The Christopher Columbus Park:
Please join us at these upcoming Park events!
Wednesdays and Sundays
Horticulture Work in the Park
Horticulture volunteers have resumed their weekly Wednesday night (6-7pm) and Sunday morning (9:30am-10:30am) work on the plants and flowers in the park. Everyone of all experience levels is invited. We provide all supplies.
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11am-3pm
Annual 4th of July Celebration
Join us at our annual free event for kids of all ages. We will have a parade through the park, games, music, and more!