The Friends of Hayes Park

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Join us for Caroling in the Park, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3:00-5:00 PM.

Thanks to all those who donated to and attended our Fundraiser on October 15, 2015.  The event was a big success. We are very grateful for your support!

Thank you  also to our annual event sponsors, Cambridge Trust Company, Crowley and Cummings, and The Wine Emporium for their generous support.


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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.