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Party in the Park 2019

| May 30, 2019 | Parties

Party in the Park, held on May 15 at Franklin Park, is the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s signature annual fundraiser and raises support for special restoration projects and maintenance of Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscape masterpiece – the Emerald Necklace parks – which wind through 13 neighborhoods in Boston and Brookline. This year the event raised $900,000. Known as the “must attend fundraiser,” the Party in the Park attracts over 750 of Boston’s finest women and a few stylish men who flaunt their most elegant headwear at this fashionable spring gathering.

The event featured the presentation of the Liff Spirit Award, given this year to Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for her successes in moving forward public-private partnerships in Philadelphia and embodying the spirit of former Boston Parks & Recreation Commissioner Justine Mee Liff who was a true convener and unifier. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, in collaboration with its public partners, protects, restores, maintains and promotes the 1,100 acres of meadows, woodlands and paths of the Emerald Necklace park system—Boston’s largest—of six distinct parks.


Photography by: Michael Blanchard