On Saturday April 7, I participated in the Annual Spring Clean-up at Franklin Park along with the Boston Cares’ BOOYAH and the Franklin Park Coalition. Along with some eager youth from the Madison Park High School I picked up trash and pulled out invasive weeds and roots (and I managed despite all precaution to give myself poison ivy). We got a lot done but it seemed to be a drop in the buck compared to the park on the whole.
Luckily, most of the interior of Franklin Park is in good shape and actually quite beautiful. Due to it’s proximity to some of Boston’s poorer neighborhoods the park is something of a neglected gem. I took the opportunity to stroll around and take some photos of the startlingly natural areas that feel miles away from Boston urbanity.
A few of my favorite photos are below and the full album is online at Othemts.com.