Hundreds of children, parents, neighbors and friends all enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day of fun, at historic Jamaica Pond at the 3rd Annual Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby on June 22. Officers and staff from Boston Police District E-13, and other units, all worked hard to organize and produce a free, family-focused day of fishing, games, food, music, prizes, special demonstrations and more. Very special thanks go out to the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, who have catered the food every year for the many guests. Some of the other partners that helped to organize the derby included: Boston Police Activities League, Boston Parks & Recreation, Boston Park Rangers, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Assoc., Boston Police Superior Officers Assoc., Boston Police SWAT, Boston Police Canine Unit, Retired Boston Police Officers Assoc., Mass. State Police, Mass.
Here in Jamaica Plain, we’re making investments across a wide range of projects, including parks and open space, streets and transportation, our schools’ infrastructure, and our delivery of city services. Every spring, we release our Capital Investment Plan which funds the critical improvements to our infrastructure and facilities in Boston over a five-year period. It is a reflection of our priorities, and is guided by the voices of over 15,000 residents who offered input for our citywide plan, Imagine Boston 2030. Our Capital Plan funds the essentials of community life -- our schools, streets, libraries, and parks, including climate and resilience projects. It’s a commitment to all those who call Boston home and to our future generations.
Fresh from celebrating their first birthday last month, Jamaica Pond Parkrun will be celebrating the Boston Marathon with a Saturday morning run. Everyone is welcome to come join us for this free event. Shake out those legs, run with family and friends, or come to soak up the carnival atmosphere. We will run two laps around Jamaica Pond. Join us for coffee and company at City Feed & Supply on Centre Street after the run.
Come to our 1st Birthday Party! Everyone is welcome! Jamaica Pond parkrun is celebrating hosting a parkrun every single Saturday for an entire year. Over 3900 runners, walkers and strollers have crossed the finish line - that's more than 7500 laps around the Pond so far. 📣 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 📣
Jamaica Pond parkrun's 1st birthday will be officially proclaimed as "Jamaica Pond parkrun Day" by a surprise Special Guest!
The Jamaica Pond Parkrun will celebrate its one-year anniversary this Saturday -- with what else -- a run around Jamaica Pond. Jamaica Pond Parkrun is a free, weekly, 5K timed run. Everyone is welcome to take part as a runner, walker, volunteer or spectator. Obviously, Jamaica Pond had quite a history before the Jamaica Pond Parkrun ever came to it. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted made the glacier-carved land into one of the jewels of the Emerald Necklace, a string of heartbreakingly beautiful green spaces in Boston.