The Friends of Robbins Farm Park (FoRFP) is a community organization formed to promote the beautification, restoration, and improvement of the Robbins Farm Park located along Eastern Avenue in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts. We sponsor and promote cultural, educational, recreational and other community activities throughout the year. We invite active membership in the organization and seek to represent the Robbins Farm Park community.

The Boston Skyline from Robbins Farm Park. Photo by D. Kalischer.

The Friends of Robbins Farm Park has a Board of Directors which include the offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary. Monthly meetings of the Board are typically held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are currently being held virtually. If interested in attending, please contact us by email (friends@robbinsfarmpark.org).


The Friends of Robbins Farm Park Board of Directors


Jen Firneno – President

Elaine Backman – Vice President

Sandy Carmichael – Treasurer

Don Kalischer – Membership Secretary

Judy Leich – Recording Secretary

Marianne Comeau – Director

Bill Fischelis – Director

Jim Hampe – Director

Ken Hawkins – Director

Christian Klein – Director

Steve McHugh – Director

Corinne Schippert – Director

Mike Smith – Director

Jim Thompson – Director

Corinna Vanderspeck – Director

Tony Vogel – Director

Mona Zeftel – Director


We acknowledge that Robbins Farm Park sits on ancestral lands of the Massachusett Tribe, the tribe of 

Indigenous peoples from whom the Colony, Province, and Commonwealth have taken their names. 

We honor and respect the ancestral bloodline of the Massachusett Tribe and their descendants who 

still inhabit historic Massachusett territories today.

The Friends of Robbins Farm Park is a charitable not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.