The Friends of Hayes Park

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Join us on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (note date change) for our annual HarvestFest Fall Celebration. For more information, click here.

Please consider joining the Friends. Your membership dues help maintain, upgrade, and protect the Park. To join or make a donation,  click here.


The Friends of Hayes Park, Inc. is a group of public-spirited neighbors dedicated to maintaining Hayes Park, a green gem located at the corner of Warren Avenue and West Canton Street in Boston’s South End. Organized in 1987 to redesign what was then a derelict, concrete-paved lot, the Friends now have a membership numbering more than 250 families. Each year, members donate an extraordinary 1,400 hours to keep the park beautiful. 

Since renovating the park in 1992, the Friends, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, has been a “Park Partner” with the Boston Parks Department. The funds needed to maintain the park are all provided by the Friends.

The Friends also host free community events, that draw visitors from all across the city -- including the annual May Day, Summer Picnic, Harvestfest, and Christmas Caroling events -- and we support local partners, organizing such activities as canned goods collections for our local food pantry, and for the last 18 years, sponsoring a South End Little League Baseball team, the Hayes Park Yankees.

We invite you to enjoy our oasis in the city, and be a part of the Friends of Hayes Park!


Protecting an Urban Oasis

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Each fall, 800 bulbs are planted in the center bed, creating the controlled riot of color in the spring, seen above. Board Member Kathryn Willmore (shown) assisted Treasurer Jim May (photographer) in laying out the grid and planting the bulbs in early November 2012.

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