BOSTON, Mass. - Last week, members of the University of Massachusetts Boston baseball team took time out of their busy schedules to partner with the Franklin Park Coalition. As part of their many community service projects that the teams does throughout the year, baseball helped the FPC remove invasive species from the park and laid over a ½ ton of soil and lyme for the organization.
For the past six years, the baseball team led by head coach Brendan Eygabroat has played a major part in helping to preserve the 527 acre park. "I really enjoy getting the team out into the community. It is part of our universities mission to engage our community and there is no better place to out than the historic Franklin Park," added Eygabroat.
The Franklin Park Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving this "gem" of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace and the city's largest park. The 527 acre park houses numerous trails, 1 hole goal course, a zoo, tennis courts, football stadium, and numerous athletic fields.
For more information about the FPC visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/emerald/Franklin_Park.asp.