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Welcome to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace

Boston and Brookline’s historic and vibrant park system

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Kelleher Rose Garden

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy

connecting people and parks

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explore nature in the city

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Franklin Park

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Birding in the Necklace
Stop by the Shattuck Visitor Center to borrow a free birding kit, including a pair binoculars and guide!

Summer on the Emerald Necklace Returns!

The Conservancy's free signature outdoor movie and music series returns in July, August and September with six evenings of top-notch musical performances, family movie nights and outdoor fitness classes!

Remembering Simone Auster

It is with deep regret that we convey the passing of Simone Auster, our first Executive Director, on June 15, 2019. Simone was instrumental in establishing the Conservancy as a powerful advocate for the Emerald Necklace.

Thank you for a Successful Party in the Park!

With your support, we raised over $900,000 to maintain and restore the Emerald Necklace park system. Over 750 park advocates gathered under the tent in Franklin Park to support the work of the Conservancy. See you again next year!

Check Out Our Latest Annual Report

Learn all about the Conservancy's 20th Anniversary year, including Fog x FLO, and our exciting future plans for a better, safer and more accessible Emerald Necklace in our FY2018 Annual Report.

Supporting our Youth Programs!

starhYouth Education is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

bcf_logoYouth Education is partially supported by a grant from the Brookline Youth Fund at the Brookline Community Foundation.