department of Conservation and Recreation
Celebrating the 20thAnniversary of
DCR’s South West Corridor Park
Saturday Anniversary Kick-Off at the Wake Up the Earth Festival,
May 1 The 32nd annual Wake Up The Earth Festival celebrates the rich cultural
diversity, community arts, a commitment to social change and the parks
and gardens that are the result of tireless community organizing.
Beginning with a parade down Centre Street in full regalia, the Festival
fosters a deep sense of community stewardship and pride. Join State
Representative Gloria Fox and learn about the history of the Creation of
the South West Corridor. Join DCR officials at 2:30 at Moon Stage for
the official kick off of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the South
West Corridor. The Wake Up the Earth Festival is Sponsored by
Saturday Victorian Jubilee 10:30am-3:00pm
May 22 Come and enjoy a full classical orchestra, waltz lessons, music from
United Methodist Church Choir, pony rides and more as the Friends of
Titus Sparrow Park celebrate the unveiling of their new elegant fence
and its generous donor.
Tuesday Summer Fun in the Park! 10:00 a.m-12:00p.m.
June 1- DCR Rangers will present kids activities throughout
September 9* the summer at the SWC Spray Decks located at Johnson Playground,
Stony Brook, and Mission Hill Spray Decks.
Tuesdays at Johnson Playground/ Spray Deck
Wednesdays at Stony Brook Playground /Spray Deck
Thursdays at Mission Hill Playground/Spray Deck
*This program will not be offered June 15-June17
Sunday Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-thon and Green Roots Festival
June 6 Ride the Bike-A-thon! Visit www.bikesnotbombs.org to register. After
your ride, learn about sustainable urban living and environmental and
social justice issues at the Green Roots Festival. Enjoy live music, food,
speakers, workshops, information booths, and children's activities from
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., meet at the field by the Stony Brook T-Station.
Sunday The Corridor Before the Park, 10:00 a.m.-noon
June 13 Join Joe Orfant, DCR’s Chief of the Bureau of Planning and Resource
Protection, and learn about the architectural and historical context of
Jamaica Plan and Roxbury Sections of the corridor. Meet at Stony Brook
Station. Please register by emailing Julie.Martin@state.ma.us by June
June Playground Scavenger Hunt!
Coming this June! Visit the brand new playgrounds at the South West
Corridor in Jamaica Plain and learn about the unique features in each
one! Earn a sticker for each playground you visit! For kids of all ages!
Check out www.mass.gov/dcr for upcoming details.
Sunday Hip-Hop 4 Life, 2:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
July 25 Hip-Hop 4 Life will bring together Hip-Hop lovers of all ages together
as one to celebrate the hip-hop culture in Boston. Enjoy music and
dance performances. Located at the Stony Brook Deck. Sponsored by
Saturday Movie Night at Mission Hill Deck, 7:30 pm
August 28 Join the DCR for an end of the summer movie on the Mission Hill
Deck. Bring your favorite lounge chair or blankets. Popcorn will be
Saturday Open Garden Day, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
September 12 Join the members of the SWCP Community Garden as they provide
tours and tastes from the 12 Community Garden in the Park from the
South End to Jamaica Plain. There will also be a special DCR “Passport
Book” where you will be able to get a stamp for each of the gardens you
visit. A great activity for all ages!
Saturday Southwest Corridor on Wheels
October 2 Join Urban Parks Director Samantha Overton as she leads a family bike
ride through DCR’s South West Corridor. Details Coming Soon.
Saturday Pet Halloween Parade, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
October 30 The Friends of Carlton Court Dog Park will host a parade of pets starting
at Carlton Court through the South West Corridor grounds.
Sunday Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade
The ritual of the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade began in 1984 when
people gathered to make a journey with their candle-lit lanterns around
Jamaica Pond. The parade proceeds around the pond, bringing a trail
of bouncing lights into the darkness that can be seen from all directions.
Monday Kelly Rink Winter Solstice Skate
December 20 Ring in the First Day of winter with the Friends of Kelly Rink and DCR
as we wind up a year of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the SWCP.
We’ll have hot cider and popcorn as we welcome winter!
Tennis on the Corridor
The Franklin Park Tennis Association will be offering free tennis lessons for children and
adults! Please visit www.franklinparktennis.org for details or call (617) 427-8900.
DCR Fun in the South West Corridor Park Photo Contest
As you and your family enjoy the South West Corridor park for your activities, bring along
your camera and take pictures. Submit your best recreation and cultural affairs photos for the
'FUN IN THE PARK' Photo Contest. We are looking for photos that capture your enjoyment
of South West Corridor park. Your pictures can capture sports and action, nature and wildlife,
or just a picnic under a shade tree. Visit mass.gov/dcr this June for more details.
Thank you to our program partners
South West Corridor Conservancy
Parkland Management Advisory Committee
Franklin Tennis Association
Friends of Titus Sparrow Park
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Check out DCR’s website at www.mass.gov/dcr for additional 20th
anniversary programming updates throughout the year.
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