Two of the South End's most historic parks will be the topic of discussion Monday evening when the newly re-formed Friends of Blackstone/Franklin Squares meets for the first time.
The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Franklin House meeting room, will be mainly for planning purposes, said resident David Wisholek, who is leading the effort. Logistical details, such as the need for subcommittees, will be the main focus, he said.
The group will also take a look at the master plan set up several years ago by a previous Friends group, which was rejected by the Parks Department due to the designation of both squares as historical landmarks. At Monday's meeting, Wisholek's group will discuss how to improve the parks while satisfying city regulations.
In the future, Wisholek plans to hold specific meetings to address major issues in the squares, such as homelessness, trash and dogs. No specific issues will be discussed at the first meeting.
To learn more about the Friends of Backstone/Franklin Squares or to RSVP for Monday's meeting, email Wisholek at firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday's meeting will be held in the large meeting area at the Franklin House at 11 East Newton Street.