The 15th annual Party in the Park, held at Franklin Park on May 31, 2018, raised support for special restoration projects and maintenance of Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscape masterpiece, the Emerald Necklace parks, which wind through 13 neighborhoods in Boston and Brookline. The event featured the presentation of the Liff Spirit Award, given this year to Kelsey Wirth, founder of Mothers Out Front, for her indelible impact on the preservation of parks and open space. In addition, Party in the Park celebrates its 15th Anniversary with a special fundraising project—the installation of five combination water fountains and bottle fillers in Franklin Park. This much-needed addition will enhance the public’s enjoyment of the walking trails, picnic grounds and recreation facilities. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, in collaboration with its public partners, protects, restores, maintains and promotes the 1,100 acres of meadows, woodlands and paths of the Emerald Necklace park system— Boston’s largest—of six distinct parks.