Bird Park Media Contact:
Josh Hasenfus, Property Manager
The Trustees of Reservations
The Friends of Francis William Bird Park
Are you interested in learning more about Bird Park management issues? Would you like to get involved with fundraising efforts or special event planning? Join the Friends of Bird Park during a monthly meeting held the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM in the park office. The next meeting is scheduled for February 1st. The Friends is an enthusiastic group of avid Bird Park supporters, and all interested park visitors are welcome to attend. Join The Friends Facebook page for updates on park news and events by visiting www.facebook.com/friendsofbirdpark.
Bird Park Quest
Ever wonder how many bridges are hiding in Bird Park? A quest is a combination puzzle, treasure hunt, nature, and history experience for all ages. Through Questing, you can discover, collect, and share your park’s distinct natural and cultural heritage, as well as learn about all of it’s special features and stories. Visit the park and pick up a Quest brochure at any of the bulletin boards. You will enjoy a self guided treasure hunt learning the history and facts about Bird Park that you might not have ever known! Questing is a great activity for school groups, Scouts, and a family outing!
Winter in the Park
Visit the Park this winter for a quiet and peaceful walk, cross country ski or snowshoe trek. The park staff will be plowing the park parking areas for easy access throughout the winter months. The paved walkways will also be cleared of snow for park users to enjoy winter walks.
Celebrating our Volunteers
The Trustees of Reservations would like to thank the Boy Scouts from Troop 49 in Norwood who recently completed a tree identification project at the park. The scouts worked with park staff and volunteers to identify the most significant tree specimens in the park. The Scouts then reached out to a local business to have plastic identification tags created naming the tree’s common and botanical names. These tags were carefully attached to the tree for visitors to become familiar with the park’s trees. A walking tour of the trees is planned to be created in the future. We would also like to thank Christine Cofsky for her hard work, dedication, and vast horticultural knowledge that helped make this project possible.
Francis William Bird Park Gift Program
Help support the much needed replacement and maintenance of the park’s 43 benches, and give visitors a comfortable place to sit by participating in our park bench fund. Honor or memorialize a loved one with a new park bench made of thick, durable hardwood slats and iron legs. Engraved plaques maybe included if you desire. Contact the park office for a brochure and details about the program or download a brochure on the Trustees’ website.
More about The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations is the nation’s oldest, statewide land conservation organization founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891 to “hold in trust,” and care for properties of scenic, cultural and natural significance for current and future generations to enjoy. Supported by members, donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 106 spectacular “reservations” located on more than 26,000 acres in 75 communities throughout Massachusetts. The Trustees work to promote healthy, active, green communities locally and around the state by providing hundreds of year-round programs, events and engagement opportunities for all ages. Most property entry fees, programs and events are free-of-charge or heavily discounted for members. Accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, The Trustees are an established leader in the conservation movement and model for other land trusts nationally and internationally. To find out more about membership, volunteer, job and other engagement opportunities with The Trustees visit http://www.thetrustees.org.