A Message from The Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit
“The Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit would like to thank each and every one of you that had attended one of our events or made a donation to the horses and rangers. Without your donations and tireless support, the Friends would not be able to support this deserving cause.”
We sincerely thank you and hope to see you at our next event.
The Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit
We are the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit. Formed in the last weeks of summer 2010, we have come together in an effort to save the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, an iconic staple of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.
The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit was created in 1982 through an initial effort by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. It has since grown into a program that once boasted more than twelve patrol horses and twenty-four year-round park rangers plus additional seasonal rangers. However, due to budget constraints, the program has been halved and is under consideration of total disbandment.
When the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit faced disbandment in 2009, the Friends of the Boston Park Ranger Mounted Unit were established. Since then, thanks to generous donations of everyone, The Friends have continued to raise the $155,000 due to the city each year. The efforts of The Friends saved jobs and protected the safety of the park system by providing funding to local enforcement to continue providing mounted security to the Emerald Necklace. The Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit is a 501c 3 organization.