Friends of Ronan Park

Boston Shines Community Cleanup Day, Apr. 30

For the past nine years, over 5,000 volunteers have come together for two days in the spring to participate in a citywide clean up event. This year's community cleanup day will be Saturday, April 30th. The city provides the tools and trash bags; you provide the effort and community pride! Locations through out the Dorchester community are after the break. >> Read More

"Room to Run," May 7

At Ronan Park, spring cleaning means prizes, play time and park prep! JRoom to Runoin the Friends of Ronan Park at the Dog Recreation Space in Ronan Park on Saturday, May 7th at 9 a.m. for "Room to Run," sponsored by Nutro. Friends of Ronan Park will be doing some light cleanup and maintenance on the dog park, and welcomes helpers - both two-legged and four-legged - to help re-open the park for springtime and admire some new improvements.

In addition to sponsoring the improvements, Nutro will be giving away free samples, gifts, and prizes for all to enjoy! (Rain date: Saturday, May 14th.) For more information, please contact

Friends of Ronan Park Meeting, Apr. 5

Please join the Friends of Ronan Park for their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. The group will discuss the Boston Shines Park Cleanup, Kite Festival, Movie Nights, and a Neighborhood Yard Sale. Pizza will be served. Please come hungry and bring your ideas!

For more information, please visit or request more information by emailing You can also join their newsletter mailing list!

Friends of Ronan Park



In 2001, the Friends of Ronan Park (FoRP) was established under the premise that a park has the distinct ability to transform and rejuvenate a community, and should thus be nurtured and protected by everyone. Urban parks are particularly vital as they are the heart of so much daily activity for children and families. Conversely, if they are neglected, parks become a cancer that attacks the heart and spirit of a neighborhood. One of the goals of FoRP is to encourage usage of the park in constructive, creative and fun ways as well as build towards leaving a more permanent legacy that speaks directly to all who visit and use the park. Since the inception of FoRP, Ronan Park has witnessed success through events such as Shakespeare in the Park, park clean-ups, National Night Out, the annual Multicultural Festival, and more. A recent influx of new homeowners in the community surrounding Ronan Park has sparked an increased interest in revitalizing the park


230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
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