The Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall will be safe and welcoming parks, well maintained and managed in excellent condition, accessible for use by all Bostonians and visitors to the City.


  1. Partner with the Boston Parks Department to achieve excellence within the three parks
  2. Monitor developments for their impact on the parks, and ensure agreements are followed through on
  3. Strengthen the Friends influence with elected officials and awareness within the larger Boston community
  4. Address the issues of drug use, drug dealing, and public smoking and drinking
  5. Address issues related to homeless in the parks
  6. Monitor event use and overuse of the Common
  7. Address the impacts of climate change in parks planning and management
  8. Secure institutional support for the Common
  9. Address the issue of unauthorized off-leash dog use of the parks