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!

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park - Please join us!

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

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 12.  

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)

Upcoming Meetings 
Tuesday, June 12
Tuesday, July 10
Tuesday, August 14
All are welcome to FOCCP Meetings & Events
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Inc. - PO Box 130285, Boston MA  02113 - info@foccp.org  
Park Safety

Emergencies & 
Park Rule Violations

Mayor's Service Hotline (24hr)
(617) 635-4500

Boston Parks & 
Recreation Department: 
(617) 635-7275

"A Park for All Seasons" 
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 Need a Permit for a        Wedding or an Event?
  Click here for 
  City of Boston 
  Park Permit Application.
Thank you to our Platinum and Gold Park Sponsors!
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
2016: Recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for
"15 Years as the Best Friends Group in the  City of Boston"
Photo: Jen Matson
Recipient of the 
2015 Michael A. Nazzaro Jr. Committee Leadership Award​
Photo Credit: Jen Matson

Saturday, June 30     Independence Day Celebration.  Noon to 4pm.  
Complete with Uncle Sam on Stilts. Children enjoy magic, bubbles, face painting & more!  Free. Open to the public. 

                                                   Saturday, June 30     9pm
                                                  Fireworks on the Boston Harbor!
                                                          Brought to you by the Boston Harbor Fireworks Fund, which is administered 
                                                          by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Harbor Now and the 
                                                          Wharf District Council with the support of harbor-wide businesses, generous 
                                                          sponsors and residents. 
                                                                               Want to chip in for the fireworks?
                                                         All donations gratefully accepted.  Tax deductible. Donations processed by                                                                    Fireworks Fund partner, Boston Harbor Now.

Tuesday, August 21.  Sunset Cruise on the Boston Harbor.  7pm to 10pm.
Join neighbors and friends for our Annual Sunset Harbor Cruise aboard the beautiful ship Rendezvous.  
Sip your favorite beverage while enjoying complimentary "small bites."
Thank you, Boston Harbor Cruises, for the generous donation of the Rendezvous
To learn more, click here.
2018 FIREWORKS on the Boston Harbor
9pm June 30           8:15 pm  August 30             Midnight December 31