Let's give our State Parks a helping hand and share what makes them special! Share your #MyMAPark videos and photos to help us tell the story of why these spaces matter. environmentalleague.org/mymapark
Southwest Corridor Park Childrens Garden With the "My Massachusetts Park Story" (#MyMAPark) campaign, the Environmental League of Massachusetts asked people across the state to share their stories about the importance of state parks. While working on the children's garden at Jackson Sq. in the Southwest Corridor Park, I often give children my camera and ask them to take photos. This 40-second video is made from some sweet and very-random video, audio and photos from one of our gardening days. #SouthwestCorridorPark #UrbanGardening #Play #Explore #GoOutdoors. ... See moreSee less
[1.] Monarch butterflies seem to like to spend time on these zinnias, which are about half a block away from the butterfly garden. A monarch on an orange zinnia is a beautiful combination. [2.] Several volunteers are planting squash and gourds as landscape plants. Here, some gourds starting to appear. ... See moreSee less
Curtis Mitchell shared this poem, "Hymn to the Park - The Southwest Corridor," with one of the SWCP volunteers, sharing also that he is currently homeless and considers the Southwest Corridor Park a favorite place to be. As much as Bostonians often gripe about city living, this poem is a thoughtful "hymn" to the neighborliness found within the park.
Hymn to the Park - The Southwest Corridor By Curtis Mitchell
What do you have to gripe about?! Things are mostly like days of yore Along the Southwest Corridor. Hand-in-hand they traipse in galore Showing love, showing affection - Along the route of the Southwest Corridor. Adults and children riding on all sorts of wheels - and more, Along the Southwest Corridor. Bands, picnics, frolic like never done to the core All this along the Southwest Corridor. Here a dog, there a dog, some big, some small - what more? Along the Southwest Corridor. Flowers and plants - some never even seen before - Exotic, mundane, all Over the Southwest Corridor. Little babes riding in strollers and more With laughs, giggles by the score . . . . It can and does go on and on within this dreamland park Called the Southwest Corridor.
We’re launching a statewide parks campaign to raise the profile of Mass Department of Conservation & Recreation properties and lift up why these places matter. We want to hear from you! Share your story with us using #MyMAPark or online at: environmentalleague.org/mymapark/
End of summer and beginning of a new school year -- [1.] Paint night at United South End Settlements, one of our mini-grant participants. Children painted in the SWCP, and also enjoyed a scavenger hunt around the park. [2.] End-of-summer night at RealKidz, at Bromley Heath, with tee-shirts for the gardening participants and volunteers. [3.] Student volunteers from Northeastern University, first year students doing a week of service projects around the city, a great way to get to know Boston. ... See moreSee less