Boston is resplendent in choice outdoor public spaces. Which ones can you partially make your own, if only for a little while? Here are four (relatively) inexpensive outdoor options for siting your next private event.
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Boston maintains more than 2,300 acres of parkland and other greenspace, including some of the world’s most famous parks (Boston Common and the Public Garden perhaps the most prominent examples). Within these spaces are playgrounds, fountains, etc.
The city allows groups to reserve park space for events. Fees and other conditions may apply. You can start the registration process here.
Franklin Park Zoo
Birthday party? Wedding? Corporate gig? New England’s largest zoo has all sorts of packages for hosting an event not only outdoors but amid the charming beasts that call the expanse home. Plus, it’s right there in a park.
The venerable vehicles that provide terrestrial and aquatic tours also provide options for chartering an entire one for private shindigs. The boats are available, too, as a novel conduit for your invitees to get to another venue.
Boston Harbor Islands
The national and state park that is the Boston Harbor Islands (and their mainland components) offers group-outing options. Certain islands are off-limits at certain times of the year; and some places are more accessible than others.
You can contact the partnership that maintains the islands for quotes and other information.