During the winter and spring of 2016 the City of Boston has been in negotiation with The Trustees of Reservations to have The Trustees become the manager of the park. The Trustees responded to an RFP from Boston for an organization experienced in the management of conservation properties. The Trustees won the RFP, though they were the sole applicant. As of August, 2016 it appears that there is a problem with the process. Somewhere within the City of Boston, someone is objecting to the RFP process. We at the Friends of Mary Cummings Park are looking to get more information about this issue in order to respond in an appropriate way.