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This year is a special one. It’s the 125th Anniversary of Dorchester Park and events are being planned to celebrate this beautiful urban resource enjoyed by so many people. So please mark your calendars.


Look for our people marching in this year’s Dorchester Day Parade. They will be handing out cards with information on park events to those watching the parade.

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The Summer Solstice Garden Tour will be held from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tickets will be sold to benefit Dorchester Park, and those attending will have the opportunity to visit 10 amazing gardens in a charming section of Dorchester.



A special gala to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dorchester Park will be held in a tent in the park. There will be cocktails and dancing. Tickets to this event will also benefit the park.

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The annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day will be held in the park just like in previous years on the Sunday following Labor Day. The car show will run from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM and trophies will be awarded in various categories. Family Fun Day starts at Noon and continues to 4:00 PM. There will be food, activities, music, games, horse rides through the park, face painters, balloons, public service vehicles to explore, and something fun for everyone of all ages.


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Please join RTN and the Dorchester Lower Mills Community at the Easter Egg Hunt to be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 26.   Come for Easter fun, hunt for candy, and get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  Everyone is welcome and this event will happen rain or shine.

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While there are no monthly meetings of the Dorchester Park Association during the winter hiatus until next March, please mark your calendars for Jan. 5th, 2015.

There will be a special meeting to discuss plans for next year’s 125th anniversary celebration of the park. The meeting will most likely be held at Cedar Grove Gardens and details will be sent closer to that time.

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While there is some possibility of inclement weather tomorrow, the Third Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day is still on. Three big tents are in place on the upper field for Family Day events. Everything is ready to go with something for everyone to enjoy. Rain or shine, we hope to see you in Dorchester Park for Sunday’s events.


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As Sunday, Sept. 13th comes closer, here is a list of what is planned in Dorchester Park that day.


Classic Car Show:  10 AM – 2 PM on the lower field.  Vote for your favorite car for best in show, best truck, best convertible, best muscle car and most original car.  Prizes will be handed out after 2 PM at the table near the Adams Street entrance.


Food Court:  Located between the lower and upper fields near the bottom of the Richview Street stairs.  Coffee will be available by 10 AM and food will available by noon.


Horse and Carriage Rides through Dorchester Park:  Rides start and stop at the tennis courts up the path from the information tent and also from the circle with benches at the entrance on Dot Ave.


Family Fun Day Activities:  Located in the upper field beyond the Food Court.  See the list for the schedule of what’s going on.

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The Dorchester Park Association graciously appreciates the corporate, political and private “Blue Ribbon” sponsors of the Third Annual Antique Car Show and Family Fun Day. Their generosity offers the community this exciting opportunity to get together on a day where there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

Special thanks to:

The City of Boston and Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Boston Bayside Properties
Cedar Grove Gardens
College Hype Screenprinting and Embroidery
Connolly Equipment and Snowplowing
Feeney Brothers Excavation
Meetinghouse Bank
Olde Town Real Estate Company
RTN Federal Credit Union
Smith Financial Services
TRI Construction Company
Trinity Financial
Vargas and Vargas Insurance
State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
State Representative Dan Cullinane
State Representative Dan Hunt
Boston City Councilor Frank Baker
Maureen and Jack Ghublikian.

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We’re looking forward to another exciting day in Dorchester Park on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.  Last year’s event was a memorable time for all who went.  Plans are now coming together for The Third Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day.   As they develop over the next few weeks, the details will be posted on this site as well as the Dorchester Park Facebook Page, and also on the Lower Mills Merchants Association website and the LMMA Facebook page. The set up will be very similar to last year.  The Antique and Classic Car show goes from 10 AM until 2 PM in the smaller ball field at the Adams Street entrance to the park. The Family Fun Day goes from 12 PM to 4 PM on the larger ball field in the upper park. Walk up the path from the cars to the back of the park to enjoy food trucks, entertainment, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, facilities, face painting, balloons, puppets and games for the kids.  So circle the date on your calendars for what promises to be a great day.  Spread the word and bring your friends for an exciting day of fun for all.