Parks Department Lists February Vacation Weeklong Activities

Children, parents, and caregivers are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for free February school vacation week activities at the Bubble at Carter Field located at 709 Columbus Avenue on the South End/Roxbury line. Online registration and more information on all these free family activities can be found at

The Parks Department hosts a February Vacation Wiffle Ball Tournament at the Bubble on Tuesday, February 22. The tournament will feature two divisions for ages 13 and under and 10 and under.

To register or for more information call (617) 961-3083 or contact Damien Margardo at [email protected].

On February 22 and 23 the Bubble will be the site of free Softball Hitting and Fielding Clinics for ages 10 and up from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The program features UMass Boston softball players and coaches and is open to teams and individual players of all skill levels. For more information call (617) 961-3047 or email [email protected].

Free Baseball Clinics will be offered for ages 10 and up on February 24 and 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To sign up call (617) 961-3093 or contact [email protected].

The Carter Playground Bubble is also the location for the ongoing Winter Soccer Clinic series for boys and girls ages 10 to 15 that began January 30 and continues Sundays through February 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sessions focus on ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending. Pre-registration is required. For more information call (617) 961-3084 or email [email protected]

In addition to these programs, Mayor Michelle Wu and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Children’s Winter Festival on the Boston Common Parade Ground on Thursday, February 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This family school vacation event is presented in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation and L.L. Bean.  Additional support provided by the Boston Globe and Dunkin’. The festival will feature music, field games, giveaways, various winter attractions, treats, and crafts. Visit for online event information.

To stay up to date with news, events, and improvements in Boston parks, call (617) 635-4505, visit, join our email list at, and follow our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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