FRIENDS OF RONAN PARK MEETING
SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bowdoin Community Health Center
230 Bowdoin Street
A corner of Dorchesterâ€™s Ronan Park is going to the dogs.
A groundbreaking will be held a week from Saturday for the Ronan Park Dog Run, the neighborhoodâ€™s first official venue for canine recreation. Organizers hope that the new pooch park will provide a place for humans to connect with each other while their pets spend some time off the leash.
â€œTo be honest, itâ€™s more about the people than it is about the dogs,â€ said Paige Davis, treasurer of the Friends of Ronan Park civic group who is heading up the dog-run project. Read more
In my humble opinion, Dorchesterâ€™s best views of Boston Harbor are not found along the HarborWalk or beaches, rather it is the inland Ronan Park, situated close to the top of Meeting House Hill and commanding sweeping, panoramic vistas of the Harbor and its islands. On any given summer night, you may have noticed the ball field lights as you gaze up from the Xway or Morrissey; however the baseball field is just one of several well-used amenities found at this multi-terraced gem of 11 acres. Read more
p>When most people get a dog, they weigh the benefit of a "best friend" against a dog food bill, plastic baggy duty and the likelihood of a few chewed up shoes and pillows. What some don't expect - outside of a few calculating bachelors - is automatic membership in a neighborhood subculture of fellow dog-owners. Read more
John Beresford was drawn to his home near Ronan Park by the neighborhood's potential. It was a neighborhood poised to round the corner - ready to shake off history and a bad reputation.
All it needed was a little help.
And so not long after Beresford and his partner Adam Greenfield moved into their three decker on Mount Ida Road, they set about giving their neighborhood that help.
It was the breathtaking views of Dorchester Bay from their third floor apartment that first sold Greenfield and Beresford on the home, according to friend, Dan Dowling. Read more