Mayor Martin J. Walsh invites residents and visitors of all ages to “Discover Moakley” with a family festival on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by an outdoor movie at 7 p.m. along with more activities highlighting this popular park located along the waterfront in South Boston.
“Discover Moakley” will be a full day of fun with food, beach games, skateboarding, a screening of “The Goonies,” and more. This event is free to the public and family friendly. Explore new recreational activities, learn about resilient landscapes, and discover the potential for Moakley Park. Learn about what is being done to make Moakley Park accessible to all of Boston, while enjoying the festivities at the same time.
Due to Moakley Park’s location along Boston Harbor, the event is a part of Climate Preparedness week from September 24 – 30. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is working in partnership with the Environment Department to create a comprehensive long-term plan which balances recreational needs and community gathering spaces with protection against climate-change impacts such as flooding from increased rainfall and sea level rise.
The event is hosted by the Boston’s Parks and Recreation and Greenovate Boston, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Boston Harbor Now, The Trust for Public Land, and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Named in honor of late Congressman Joe Moakley, Moakley Park is located at 1005 Columbia Road in South Boston within walking distance of the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line. For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505.