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A Living Classroom

Center Park is Carlisle's place for education on plantings and best practices in gardening. In 2024 we will be in the 17th year years since an abandoned lot was turned into Center Park and in our 5th year since a dedicated group of volunteers began a new style of stewardship to enhance beautiful Carlisle Center Park. Come visit any day dawn to dusk to take in the natural beauty of this pocket park and to get inspiration for your own landscape.

Thank you 2023 donors

Financial donors; Emily Saylor and Bryan Jacqes, Carolyn Shohet, Amy Livens, Cynthia Sorn and Paul, Richard and Kathy Chick, Lee and Cecile Sandwen, Lois Adams, Lynn and Peter Stuart, Kathy and Dana Booth, Joan and Don Allen, Elisabeth Bojarski, Gio DiNicola, Lillian and Angelo DeBenedictis, Sarah and Robert Goldsmith, In-Kind donors; John Althouse - Native shrubs and Pruning workshop instructor, Dana Booth - Moss, ferns and woodland groundcovers, Dian Cebra - Redbud trees, Maryfran Johnson - Perennials (Rampaging Harots), Ed Graham - Frame for Center Park Sign, Massachusetts Master Gardeners - $500 grant Carlisle Cultural Council - Events funding

Do you have ideas for Center Park?

Join the Friends of Center Park (FOCP) on Wednesday February 28 at 7 p.m. on Zoom for an overview of upcoming 2024 plans and a chance to weigh in. Email friends@centerparkcarlislema.org to get the Zoom link. Are there aspects of the park you love and want improved? Ideas you have for events and activities?  If you are unable to attend, suggestions and comments are also welcome by email; friends@centerparkcarlislema.org

  • ​​Directions:  From the Carlisle rotary go north on Lowell Street. Turn right into the parking area just after Ferns.

  • To see map click here.

  • About us: 

    •  Carlisle Center Park is owned by the Town of Carlisle and managed by private volunteer committees known as the Friends of   Center Park (FOCP). For more information and to read the history of the park click here.​​

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