Join Us in Celebrating Spring Fest!

Saturday May 7, 2022 (rain date May 14th)

Olmsted Park, Allerton Overlook (203 Pond Ave, Brookline, MA 02445)

11 AM - 2 PM

Lawn Games   *   Food  *  Music  *  Crafting

Purple banner with Spring Fest text in yellow.

Event Overview

Join us at Brookline’s first Spring Fest on Saturday, May 7th at Olmsted Park, Allerton Overlook from 11 AM to 2 PM. The Spring Festival will be a celebration of trees, including a kickoff of the Town’s recently completed Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan and an Arbor Day planting and proclamation. Learn why trees are a critical tool for building a climate-resilient community, and the exciting work that's being done by our community partners: Brookline Mothers Out Front, Brookline GreenSpace Alliance, Olmsted 200 and the Brookline Arts Center!

The event will include family-friendly activities such as yard games, crafting stations, a tree-themed scavenger hunt, food and music. Town forestry staff will conduct a live pruning demonstration, and share tree care resources, including information on how residents can apply for a free tree.

Scheduled Activities:

11am Tree ID Walk

12pm Arbor Day Ceremony

1pm   Tree Care 101 (Pruning Demonstration) & Allerton Overlook Spring Planting

The event will take place in Olmsted Park in collaboration with the National Association for Olmsted Parks’ “Olmsted 200” initiative, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted, a renowned landscape architect and conservationist, was known for his commitment to creating thoughtfully designed, community-oriented open spaces and sustainable landscapes. Olmsted Park is a perfect example of his exemplary work, and is considered one of Brookline’s most valuable open space resources. Not only does the park serve as a critical habitat corridor, but also boasts the second largest historic forest in the Emerald Necklace with 17 acres of forest cover. The effects of Olmsted’s appreciation for diverse, robust canopy coverage can be seen today and his legacy continues with Brookline’s ongoing efforts to preserve and grow the town’s urban forest.

Allerton Overlook area in the autumn

Environmental Benefits of Brookline's Urban Forest Annually:

  • 2,180 tons of carbon sequestered (65,890 tons of carbon stored long-term)
  • 48 million gallons of runoff avoided 
  • 1,500 lbs of carbon monoxide removed
  • 56 tons of ozone removed 
  • 8 tons of particulate matter removed

Previous Event at Allerton Overlook

Image of musicians playing for a small crowd of people at Allerton Overlook