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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.

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary

In 2018, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20, and we are celebrating with three major projects that share the story of Boston’s Emerald Necklace parks. Click to find out more about these exciting initiatives!

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!

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!
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15th Anniversary Party in the Park Video

Celebrate 15 years of Party in the Park and learn more about the work of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in this informative video, dedicated to Boston Parks friend and advocate Mary Hines.

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 is making a difference for Charlesgate.

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.