The Site

Michael Joyce Memorial Plyground

We encourage you to visit the site at Marine Park at the corner of Farragut Street and Wm J. Day Blvd. in South Boston.

The Joyce Memorial Playground


Help Us Remember Mike

Contribute today and help us build a fitting memorial for Mike: a man who continues to teach us the true meaning of life—people helping people.

Donate to the The Friends of Michael Joyce, Inc.


“Michael Joyce was a saint in court officer’s clothing. His mission in life was to help people. It was never about him. He was truly selfless.”

State Representative Brian Wallace



The Site

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Senator Jack Hart, Representative Brian Wallace, and Representative Martin Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick signed Senate Bill 2435 on June 30, 2010, designating the playground at the Marine Park in South Boston—The Michael Joyce Memorial Playground.

Michael Joyce Memorial Playground

The dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, October 14, 2010, and attended by former Ambassador to the Vatican and long-time Mayor Ray Flynn, former Senate President and UMass President William Bulger, and DCR Commissioner Richard Sullivan, along with friends, committee members, family, neighbors, and supporters.

We encourage you to visit the site at Marine Park across from the Atlantic Ocean. The same ocean crossed by so many courageous men and women looking to start a new life in America. For many of these newcomers, Michael Joyce became a trusted advisor, a mentor, and a life-long friend.

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Map of Playground