There is no better way to spend a day in Boston then heading to Copley Square for some fine people watching, an outstanding farmers market, meeting up with friends on a nice spring day or checking out one of the many events held there. Named after painter John Singleton Copley, this picturesque public park in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood is open daily for Bean Town to observe and escape the urban jungle. Founded in 1857, the famous square is bounded and enclosed by Boston's Public Library, Trinity Church, and the John Hancock Tower, while Copley Square itself is filled with terraced walkways, trees, benches, and a large cascading pool for locals and tourists to enjoy.
How do I get a permit in order to hold an event?
In order to host an event at Copley Square, you must fill out a permit application, which you can get online, in-person or by mail. This applies for athletic events, weddings, and special events.
Can I sign up for alerts from the city?
Yes, to find out when your street will be cleaned, you can sign up for alerts and notifications to be sent directly to your email. Simple log onto www.boston.gov and search from your street in the database provided and sign up.