Boston 2024 to meet at Franklin Park March 5

A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics.

According to an FPC newsletter, community members will “have a chance to ask questions and engage in a community discussion about what this means for our park.”

“It took us a while [to talk with Boston 2024], but they’ve been lovely to us” in terms of arranging the meeting, said FPC Executive Director Christine Poff.

The meeting is scheduled for March 5, 6:30 p.m., at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. The format will be an hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session with Boston 2024. Another hour of Franklin Park Coalition “constituent discussion” will follow, Poff said.

It is not yet known which Boston 2024 officials will attend the meeting.

FPC originally considered having the opposition group No Boston Olympics attend the meeting and give a presentation as well, Poff said, but decided against it “because we need information” about the bid for starters. Further meetings may follow.

This article has been updated.

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