Get Free Sunscreen In Boston Parks

By April Newell, 6/25/2015

Sunscreen Dispensers

If you are in a city park and forgot to put on sunscreen, you could be in luck. That’s because you can get free sunscreen from dispensers in major city parks.

Preventing skin cancer is at the top of Mayor Marty Walsh’s priority list. So the Boston Parks and Recreation Department has started a pilot program with The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE), and Make Big Change (MBC).

An initial 30 sunscreen dispensers will be placed in Millennium Park, West Roxbury, Jamaica Pond, The Boston Common, Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, East Boston Stadium, and Memorial Park in East Boston.

The dispensers are offered and subsidized by MFNE and MBC. They are weather resistance, low maintenance, and hold all-natural SPF-30 sunscreen.

The sunscreen is safe for people aged six months and up, and all ingredients will be printed on the machines.

Boston will be the first major city in the Northeast to provide free sunscreen dispensers in all its major parks. A similar program is successfully in effect in Miami Beach, Florida.

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