The Liff Fund was established to honor the legacy of Boston’s former Parks Commissioner, Justine Mee Liff, who passed away in 2002. Her vision, leadership, and dedication have encouraged continual restoration and enhancement of the historic Olmsted-designed Emerald Necklace parks. Party in the Park reflects how Justine brought people together to support and restore the parks.
The Liff Fund supports the Emerald Necklace’s renewal initiatives including major capital improvements like buildings, pathways and footbridges as well as landscape restoration and other specialized activities such as planting trees, and installing lighting, signage and park furniture.
Joining with park advocates and the Conservancy’s public and private partners, the Liff Fund chooses projects in various areas of the Emerald Necklace to continue the careful park restoration and stewardship work begun by former Parks Commissioner, Justine Mee Liff. Since its inception, the Liff Fund has allocated more than $2.9 million undertaking the following projects.