As "America’s First Public Park" and an oasis in downtown Boston, Boston Common is one of the most treasured green spaces in the world. The goal of the Master Plan is to create a Common that will serve the people of Boston and visitors alike while protecting this special place for decades to come. Overall, we envision an atmosphere of civic access and engagement with a profound sense of identity and a deep-rooted connection to this vibrant city.



The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Public Garden invite you to the first Boston Common Master Plan Open House! During this "town hall" style meeting, the public will have the opportunity to:

-Hear an overview of the Boston Common Master Plan project

-Provide general feedback

-Preview the initial survey results

-Comment on specific topics drawn from community responses, such as security, programming & events, accessibility, and more

-Learn about next steps

How can you participate? The Open House format will include opportunities for active participation as well as a slideshow presentation.

We look forward to seeing you at this and future open houses and outreach events!

Existing Conditions Plan (above)  by Weston & Sampson Design Studio

Existing Conditions Plan (above) by Weston & Sampson Design Studio


“We now look forward to the input of residents, business people, institutions, and park users to help shape this Master Plan as we map out the future of this historic meeting ground in the heart of Boston.”
— Ryan Woods, Boston Parks Commissioner

come talk to us at an event!

 
MINI COMMON @ THE EGLESTON FARMER’S MARKET, JAMAICA PLAIN   Saturday, October 12th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

MINI COMMON @ THE EGLESTON FARMER’S MARKET, JAMAICA PLAIN

Saturday, October 12th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  PARK PRESENCE DAY @ BREWER FOUNTAIN ON THE COMMON, Tuesday, September 17th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! PARK PRESENCE DAY @ BREWER FOUNTAIN ON THE COMMON, Tuesday, September 17th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  PARK PRESENCE DAY @ FROG POND MOVIE NIGHT ON THE COMMON, Friday, September 6th, 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! PARK PRESENCE DAY @ FROG POND MOVIE NIGHT ON THE COMMON, Friday, September 6th, 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  PARK PRESENCE DAY @ THE AFRICAN FESTIVAL, Saturday, August 10th, 11 am to 3 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! PARK PRESENCE DAY @ THE AFRICAN FESTIVAL, Saturday, August 10th, 11 am to 3 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  MINI COMMON @ THE ROSLINDALE VILLAGE MAIN STREET SUMMER FARMER’S MARKET Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! MINI COMMON @ THE ROSLINDALE VILLAGE MAIN STREET SUMMER FARMER’S MARKET Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  MINI COMMON @ ROXBURY CROSSING STATION, ROXBURY, Friday, September 13th, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! MINI COMMON @ ROXBURY CROSSING STATION, ROXBURY, Friday, September 13th, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  MINI COMMON @ OPEN NEWBURY, Sunday, August 25th from 11 am to 3 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! MINI COMMON @ OPEN NEWBURY, Sunday, August 25th from 11 am to 3 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  BCMP OUTREACH @ BEACON HILL CIVIC ASSOCIATION’S FALL HILL FEST Sunday, September 22nd, 12:00 to 3:30 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! BCMP OUTREACH @ BEACON HILL CIVIC ASSOCIATION’S FALL HILL FEST Sunday, September 22nd, 12:00 to 3:30 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  MINI COMMON @ THE CHINATOWN LANTERN FESTIVAL ON ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY, Saturday, September 7th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! MINI COMMON @ THE CHINATOWN LANTERN FESTIVAL ON ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY, Saturday, September 7th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  MINI COMMON @ THE MAVERICK T STATION, EAST BOSTON, Monday, August 19th, 3 pm to 7 pm

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! MINI COMMON @ THE MAVERICK T STATION, EAST BOSTON, Monday, August 19th, 3 pm to 7 pm

More events coming soon, so be sure to check back!