News and Events

Find out what Friends of Buttonwood Park has been up to and learn about our upcoming events. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook for regular news updates, photos, and more.

March 16, 2014—Friends of Buttonwood Park breaks ground on new basketball courts
After months of planning and fundraising, we’ve finally broken ground on the new basketball courts! SouthCoastToday spoke with our own Richard Leary about our accomplishments and goals for Buttonwood on the Move.

March 14, 2014—March Madness fundraiser a success
We want to thank everyone who supported our March Madness fundraiser. We had a wonderful turnout. Check out these great photos of the event courtesy of SouthCoastToday.

January 24, 2014—March Madness tickets now on sale
We’re excited to officially invite our supporters to attend our March Madness fundraiser featuring Shawnn Monteiro and John Harrison Trio! Tickets for this exciting event cost $35 and can be purchased at Down to Earth, Caribiner’s, and Destination Soups. We hope to see you there! For more information email us at


January 8, 2014 – Friends of Buttonwood Park seeking sponsors for new basketball courts at park
This press release, via New Bedford Guide, announces sponsorship opportunities for our March Madness fundraiser. Proceeds from our fundraiser will go towards the construction of three new basketball courts at Buttonwood Park in spring 2014.

Find out how you can become a sponsor for our March Madness fundraiser.

January 7, 2014—Friends of Buttonwood Park announces March Madness Fundraiser
We’re hosting a March Madness fundraiser to benefit our soon-to-be-constructed basketball courts. Our March 13th event will feature an evening of jazz with international star and SouthCoast treasure, Shawnn Monteiro! Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event.


December 10, 2013Grant will help build basketball courts at Buttonwood Park
Read about the $10,000 grant we recently received from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts through the Henry H. Crapo Foundation fund.

September 13, 2013—BayCoast Bank sponsorship will support basketball courts upgrade project in Buttonwood Park
New Bedford Guide announces the $15,000 grant we received from BayCoast Bank for our basketball courts upgrade project.

September 10, 2013Friends of Buttonwood Park launch campaign to fix basketball courts
Learn about our Buttonwood on the Move campaign, including our collaboration with Down to Earth Natural Foods and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School.