Pics in the Parks Challenge Now Online

Are you looking for a creative way to explore the great outdoors this summer?  The Boston Parks and Recreation Department invites you to participate in Pics in the Parks, a series of virtual photography clinics for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Explore the features of your digital camera or smartphone while learning the technical elements of photography. Weekly challenges will be released every Tuesday throughout the summer.

Open to amateurs and professionals alike, Pics in the Parks encourages participants to explore their local open spaces while safely following social distancing guidelines. Visit your favorite green space or expand your horizons by exploring a new one.

Participants will learn techniques for taking impressive photographs of Boston’s scenic parks and Urban Wilds with a focused theme in each session.  Select photos will be chosen on Monday of the following week and added to our Pics in the Parks online gallery (by submitting photos, participants agree to allow future use by the City of Boston).

Check out our posts every week on Tuesdays through September 1. Submit your photos from the week’s challenge to [email protected] to be considered for our Pics in the Parks gallery.

Follow us on social media or visit the Pics in the Parks page on the City of Boston website ( to find each of the weekly challenges.  Then join the fun by sharing your photos on social media using the #PicsInTheParks hashtag  and tagging us on Facebook @BostonParksDepartment, on Twitter @BostonParksDept, and Instagram @BostonParksDept.

Include the location and keep in mind that submitted photos should be of City of Boston parks only.  For a list of Boston Parks and Recreation Department properties please visit the Pics in the Parks page.

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