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 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?
- Stroll through the Rose Garden & relax 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, May 10, 2016
June 14, 2016
July 12, 2016
August 9, 2016
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 8, 2016
All are welcome to Meetings & Events!
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Inc. - PO Box 130285, Boston MA 02113 - email@example.com - 781.639.6002
For emergencies and park rule violations:
For 24 hour response to any problem in the Park, call the Mayor's service hotline:
To report a problem in the Park, call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department:
FOCCP IN THE NEWS!
Check out the recent articles written about The Christopher Columbus Park:
Saturday, May 7, 2016: Playground Clean-Up Celebration
Saturday, June 25, 2016: Independence Day Celebration in the Park
Tuesday, August 16, 2016: Sunset Harbor Cruise FOCCP Fundraiser
Trellis Lights Update
We have run into problems with the new LED lights. Unfortunately, the blue lights will not be lit this season. However, there are white lights on the "ribs" of the trellis, which illuminate the trellis and the path. We are experimenting with blue laser lights that will add a beautiful twinkle under the trellis. They have been installed, so be sure to take a walk under the trellis to see the magical effect these lights cast.
Proud Recipient of the 2015 Michael A. Nazzaro Jr Committee Leadership Award