The Friends is excited to be partnering with the Boston Children’s Chorus to bring community singing events to parks around the City. We wanted to share a snapshot of a few of the parks we have visited as part of WE SING. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to visit some of these beautiful greenspaces throughout the City and let us know what you love about these spaces!
ABOUT HUNT-ALMONT PARK
WE SING: MATTAPAN events were held on July 31 and August 16
40 Almont Street, Boston, MA 02126
On a typical day at Hunt-Almont Park, you can see seniors walking the perimeter, children in the tennis, cricket, baseball, and lacrosse fields, people walking their dogs, and even a day care. The 7.6-acre park was redesigned in 2015 and offers something for everyone. Beyond the playfields, and vibrant play space for younger children, there is a pavilion, community garden and countless classes and leagues using the space.
Proud caretakers like Earl Faulk and Edna Hall advocate for Hunt-Almont Park and can often be seen checking in with park users, picking up trash, and helping to maintain this energetic active space.
HUNT-ALMONT PARK EVENT
Hunt-Almont Park plays frequent host to movies, concerts, and coffee hours hosted by the City but it is first-and-foremost a neighborhood park.
At the Silver Line stop at the corner of Tremont St. and Boylston, take the Silverline (SL5) to Nubian Station. Take the number 28 bus to Blue Hill Ave at Almont St. and it is a 1-minute walk to the park.
ABOUT TOWN FIELD
WE SING: DORCHESTER events were held on July 25 and August 8.
1565 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122
Town Field has a rich history dating back to 1674 when John Gibson willed a portion of his estate to promote the town of Dorchester. Dorchester has traditionally been home to immigrants from around the world, with large Vietnamese, Haitian, and European populations. The park is located at a crucial Dorchester commuter intersection and serves as an anchor for a wide variety of park uses.
Town Field is 5.8-acres and offers users softball, baseball, and basketball courts. Planned improvements to Town Field are scheduled to be completed by Spring, after a delay due to COVID, and will include a beautiful new playground and improved passive area.
ADSL (All Dorchester Sports and Leadership) is housed at Town Field and serves over 800 youth from the neighborhood with a holistic goal of health and wellness including sports as well as fitness and nutrition education.
Take the Ashmont Red line train outbound from Park Street to Field’s Corner. It is a 2-minute walk from the station either left out of the Geneva Avenue exit or right out of the Adams Street exit.