Community Events & Volunteer Opportunities

People sitting in green adirondack chairs watching a jazz band at the Larz Anderson Lagoon reopening

The Parks and Open Space Division is committed to deepening its relationship with the Brookline community through inclusive, equitable community engagement and multi-channel outreach. 

Our Division also strives to host community-building events and activities throughout the year. Upcoming events/activities can be found on the Town Calendar and are listed below

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Cypress Street Playground Reopening Celebration Saturday October 15th 2-4pm (rain date Sunday October 16th) click here for more information. 

Teen-led Park Mural Project Saturday October 8th from 9am - 4pm click here for more information. 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Dane Park Clean Up & Conservation Action Day Sunday, October 2nd from 10am - 1pm                              Hosted by the Friends of Dane Park Dane Park is located at the corner of Woodland Ave and Hammond St. Parking available at the Municipal Service Center, 870 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill. Closest public transportation: Bus Route 60 stop at Boylston St. @ Tully St.

Join us for a celebration of urban nature and conservation efforts throughout Brookline!  All ages welcome. No RSVP necessary.

  • Park cleanup
  • Trail establishment
  • Planting project
  • Guided nature walks
  • Demonstrations, crafts and activities led by community partners

Tools, gloves and supplies will be provided.  Participants should wear appropriate attire and footwear for working in off-trail conditions. For questions and/or additional information, please contact: acassie@brooklinema.gov

Griggs Park First Annual EAT RAKE PLAY on Saturday October 22nd from 10am - 1pm                                Hosted by the Griggs Park Neighborhood Association. Street parking available along Griggs Rd and Griggs Terrace. Closest public transportation: Bus Route 65 stop at Washington St. @ Griggs Rd.

 A clean up and outdoor party led by neighbors, community members and friends of Griggs Park.  Come meet the neighbors and give back to this gem of a park in the center of Brookline.  Fun for all ages!. No RSVP necessary.:

  • Restoration and replanting of natural areas
  • Food, outdoor fun and lawn games 

Tools, gloves and supplies will be provided.  Participants should wear appropriate attire and footwear for working outdoors.For questions and/or additional information, please contact: acassie@brooklinema.gov