Free sunscreen is coming to Boston parks.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a joint partnership with the Melanoma Foundation of New England, Make Big Change and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to provide free sunscreen dispensers in public parks in Boston this summer.
Boston will be the first major city in the northeast to initiate this type of program. The program will begin with 30 initial sunscreen dispensers in five city parks.
“Preventing skin cancer is a public health imperative,” Walsh said. “Strategically placed sunscreen dispensers offer the public an easy preventative measure to avoid sun overexposure.”
The dispensers will be placed in Millennium Park, West Roxbury: Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain; Boston Common; Christopher Columbus Park; the North End; and East Boston Stadium and Memorial Park.
The sunscreen, which is SPF-30, is safe for use by people aged six months and older. All of the ingredients will be printed on the machines upon installation.