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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

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Franklin Park

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Birding in the Emerald Necklace
Takes place in all the parks. Birding Kits are available at the Shattuck Visitor Center with binoculars, birding book in a knapsack. For more information about the birding kits call 617-522-2700. The Emerald Necklace Bird Club has organized birding activities.

Summer on the Emerald Necklace Returns!

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

Walk the Emerald Necklace - June 23

Our full walking tour of the Emerald Necklace returns for its second year on June 23. Enjoy a seven-mile walk through Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace with Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek and some very special guests.

Learning Under Leaves: Canopy Classroom

What makes trees grow big, and how do you tell them apart?  The Conservancy is helping students answer these big questions on field trips in the Emerald Necklace Parks!

15th Anniversary Party in the Park - Thank You!

Thank you for a successful 15th Anniversary Party in the Park! With your support, we raised $1.2 million to care for the continued restoration and health of the Emerald Necklace Parks. Join us next year on May 15!

A New Era for Charlesgate

A community has come together to revitalize an important piece of the Back Bay Fens. Learn how the Charlesgate Alliance and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy are making a difference for Charlesgate.

Muddy River Restoration on WCVB's Chronicle

The Muddy River Restoration Project is a game-changer for Boston and Brookline. WCBV's Chronicle explored why in this special segment.

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.