The annual Party in the Park event was started by The City on a Hill (CoaH), a progressive Christian church founded in 2009 in Cleveland Circle, as a way to serve the neighborhood and build relationships. As a part of CoaH's ongoing relationship building in the Brookline Community, a partnership was formed with Steps to Success in 2014. The first joint Party in the Park took place at Driscoll School Park with a cookout and back-to-school drive for families who live in Brookline Public Housing. The 2015 event continued with the cookout and school supply drive, but was bolstered with vendors from the community, the appearance of team members from the Red Sox and Wally the team’s mascot, a raffle with great prizes, fun for kids with bouncy houses, face painting and recreational games, along with popcorn, snow cone, and cotton candy machines to delight the young and young at heart.
We are looking forward to Party in the Park 2017 and the added feature of Pride Day! The day will take place this September at Driscoll School Park, with all of the fanfare of great food, games and prizes for kids and families.
We welcome and encourage all of our community supporters and partners to join us on this exciting day in the town of Brookline.