Last Updated September 28, 2011Elmhurst Street Children's Park


The Boston Project worked for ten plus years to see the vision of a safe and fun children's park built on Elmhurst Street. In partnership with neighbors, local businesses, non-profits, volunteers, and city government, this dream has finally come true!

Elmhurst Street Children's Park is now a thriving city park used by families from all over our neighborhood. This is a key space for kids to play in our community. It truly is a neighborhood backyard.

Thank you to all who helped make this park a reality - for the 65 neighbors who cleaned out the vacant lot in 1999 to the volunteers who helped maintain the vacant lots for a decade to youth who raised funds and for the neighbors who watch over the space each and every day.

The Grand Opening Slideshow

It was a day to be remembered! Ten years of neighbor's prayers, persistence, and planning transformed three barren lots where houses once stood into a beautiful place of hope and life. Over 200 neighbors and friends joined us on Saturday, June 27, 2009 to celebrate 10 years of work resulting in the opening of our new children's park. One city employee said it was the best park opening in his career. Food, dancing (a 40-person cha-cha slide!), squealing children, laughter, prayers and speeches all added to the ribbon-cutting climax.


More Information & The Park in the News

Original Proposal and History of the Elmhurst Park, by the Trust for Public Land

Long-awaited playground makes its Codman Square debut, The Boston Globe, June 28, 2009

Picture Gallery - Grand opening of Elmhurst Playground, The Boston Globe, June 28, 2009

Contact The Boston Project by phone at 617-929-0925 weekdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern), or by email at .