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PHOTOS: Boston's New Circle the City Draws People to Parks This Summer

Circle the City continues with two free outdoor activities this summer.

From zumba and hula hooping, to healthy food trucks, kite flying and a street hockey clinic with Boston Bruins' Andrew Ference, last Sunday kids took full advange of their local park with Circle the City's kick off event at Franklin Park.

The new initiative provides free outdoor fun, and is a collaboration between local organizations to connect people to parks and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition and the City of Boston launched the program on June 24, and have two more events planned for the summer: 

  • Sunday, July 15th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., people can enjoy a car-free cooridor between Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond.
  • Sunday, August 5th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., the same thing will happen along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Every event includes free live performances, outdoor fitness, dance and yoga classes, Farmer’s Markets, bike clinics, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, roller skating, hula hooping, and much more.  

John R June 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Does anyone know when the paths behind the dam are expected to open? took a bike ride yesterday, looked great but fences are up.
Just a person! June 28, 2012 at 01:27 PM
John; Not really sure but, I thought it was the 28th of June, that's what I was told. But! If we have to wait for a ceremony, god only knows. Was there myself, what else is left to do?

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