Mayor Walsh's 2019 Coffee Hour Series at Ronan Playground

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 20th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from April 30 to June 19.

“I look forward to the Neighborhood Coffee Hours every year as a way to start the spring season by getting out to the neighborhoods to engage directly with our residents,” said Mayor Walsh.

The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents the opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through discussion and a suggestion box at each site, residents are given the chance to get involved on how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services, a feature of the Coffee Hour Series Mayor Walsh looks forward to.

All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin' Donuts and fresh fruit from Star Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the City's greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin' Donuts. Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

All coffee hours will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m.., unless otherwise noted. For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh's 2019 Neighborhood Coffee hours can be found on

Dates for the scheduled Dorchester and Mattapan Neighborhood Coffee hours are as follows:

Tuesday, May 7
Martin Playground
95 Myrtlebank Avenue, Dorchester

Monday, May 20
Walker Playground
550 Norfolk Street, Mattapan

Thursday, June 6
Ronan Park
92 Mt. Ida Road, Dorchester