Welcome to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace
Boston and Brookline’s historic and vibrant park system
explore nature in the city
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
connecting people and parks
experience the country in the city
Volunteer in the Rose Garden
Tues, Nov 1 | 4:30-6 pm
Kelleher Rose Garden
Back Bay Fens
Help weed the rose beds and borders. Training and tools provided
Second Saturdays Woodlands Volunteers
Sat, Nov 12 | 10 am – 1 pm
Help promote a healthier forest through activities ranging from removing invasive plant species to conditioning forest soil.
Ropes & Gray Plaque Dedication held
Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek led a ceremony with DCR Commissioner Leo Roy to honor Ropes & Gray for their gift of 150 trees. Read the press release.
Art Exhibit at the Shattuck Visitor Center
“Natural and Manmade Landscapes:Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace.” Watercolor paintings by Thomas Loring. Details
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.
Supporting our Youth Programs!
We are pleased to announce the six winners of our Children’s Drawing Contest! We received 27 inspired drawings from talented young people who were tasked with creating their best Emerald Necklace-inspired drawing, painting, collage or any two-dimensional work of art. (THREAD)
in collaboration with our public partners
Boston Parks & Recreation Department, Brookline Parks and Open Space, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation