Meetings will be held the first Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00p.m. at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library Hope to see you all at the next one on May 7th.
Area residents will be raking leaves out of the tennis courts and removing litter from the search area at Dorchester Park on Saturday, March 24 from 8-11 a.m. in preparation for the park’s Spring Egg Hunt the following Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. sharp. Any voluntary help would be greatly appreciated to help to speed up the cleanup..
Anyone willing to help with the cleanup should meet at the tennis courts anytime after 8 a.m. The more the merrier.
Spring egg hunters should arrive before 10 a.m.the following Saturday because the children find most of the eggs very quickly. RTN Federal Credit Union staff will provide photos with the Easter Bunny. Both events are sponsored by the Dorchester Park Association.
A meeting to plan the 2018 Dorchester Park Season will be held Thursday, March 8 from 6 – 7:30 p.m..at Boston Public Library’s Lower Mills branch, 27 Richmond Street in Dorchester.
Scheduled park events include a park cleanup on Saturday, March 24, the Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 and the Classic Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The public is invited to participate and propose additional park celebrations.
Additional information is available on Facebook: Dorchester Park Boston.
The 5th annual classic car show was held this past Sunday, September 10, 2017. On a perfect day countless people of all ages had the opportunity to stroll around and admire the more than 100 antique beauties which turned the lower field into a sea of shiny colors and chrome. In addition to music and refreshments, visitors also were able to enjoy rides along the quiet paths of the park in a carriage pulled by magnificent Clydesdales.
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The classic car show will take place on the lower field along Adams Street from 10 AM until 4 PM. Free registration for the car show opens at 8 AM, and awards will be presented shortly after 2 PM. Refreshments by ester Lower Mills Dining and Richie’s slushie will be available for purchase around noon. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic food.
Parking is available on local streets as well as in the back lot of the Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue, where there is also an entrance directly into the back of the park. No parking is available in the park except for display vehicles.
Admission and participation is free.
Dorchester Park’s Adams Street entrance is easily reached from Route 93 as well as from the Red Line’s Mattapan Trolley stations at Butler Street or Cedar Grove.
Exit 11 from 93 N and Exit 11-B from 93 S both end on Granite Avenue heading towards Ashmont. Take a left at the second light onto Milton Street and then the first left onto Adams Street. The Adams Street entrance to the park is about 0.3 miles from Milton Street, across from Cedar Grove Cemetery and close to Irena Road.
Note that there are 2 main entrances into Dorchester Park. The official address is 2174 Dorchester Avenue, but the Adams Street entrance is used for the day’s events. This entrance is about halfway between the Butler Street and Cedar Grove Stations of the Red Line. Maps at both of these T stations show Dorchester Park.
Saturday March 11 (We encourage you to sign up by March 3rd)
8:30am-1pm, followed by an optional bring-your-own lunch portion from 1-1:30pm.
Breakfast will be provided.
Location: Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street, Boston.
All levels of advocacy experience are welcome. Teens through seniors are encouraged to attend. This training is free, with an optional suggested donation of $10, payable at the door. Our goal is to have representation from every neighborhood of Boston.Here’s what the Advocacy Bootcamp will include:
- The In’s and Out’s of the Boston Parks & Recreation Department
- Evolution from outsider advocates to insider partners
- Break-out sessions on the following:
- How to engage the community in park stewardship
- How to fund park improvements
- How to prioritize and advocate for park needs
- Best practices for DCR state park friends groups
- An opportunity for everyone to contribute to crafting a list of open space projects to be considered for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds.*
- Tips on state level legislative advocacy and building relationships with elected officials (during optional lunch-time portion)
A quick monsoon in the morning didn’t stop the crowds from coming to the annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day in Dorchester Park held last Sunday, September 11. Skies cleared and everyone enjoyed a great day. While cars were the main attraction on the lower field, a walk through the busy food court brought people to an afternoon of family activities on the upper field. As usual, horse rides through the park’s paths were a big hit.
The entire weekend showcased the beauty of the park and the vibrant community that enjoys it. Dorchester Park appreciates the efforts of all who participated, volunteered, sponsored, or contributed to the events. It was great to see so many happy faces, including the Mayor’s, spending a beautiful day in the park.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to our community and all who attended and enjoyed the events in our park this weekend, also to the donors, sponsors and many volunteers who have spent countless hours creating another memorable weekend at Dorchester Park, without all of you this past weekend would not be possible.
The annual car show that so many have enjoyed in the past will follow the same formula that has been used before, and the basic set-up in Dorchester Park is essentially unchanged.
The classic car show will take place on the lower field along Adams Street from 10 AM until 2 PM. Free registration for the car show opens at 8 AM, and awards will be presented shortly after 2 PM. Family Fun Day activities start in the upper field at noon and finish at 4 PM. The food court connects the two areas, with coffee available for purchase earlier in the morning, and food starting later around noon. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic food. Free horse and buggy rides will travel along the tranquil paths of the park during the afternoon.
Parking is available on local streets as well as in the back lot of the Carney Hospital, where there is also an entrance directly into the back of the park.
Remember, admission and participation for the whole day is free.
Please click “Car Show” in the menu bar for more information and directions about getting to the park.
Thanks to our friends at the IBEW and the Carpenter’s Center for their generous help in using their electronic signs along the expressway for advertising this exciting community event.
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PARK LAYOUT FOR THE DAY