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North Point Park and Splash Pad

6 Museum Way
Cambridge   |  
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Located across from the Museum of Science, you'll find structures for various ages, a spray deck, fully fenced-in and safe for the...  MORE »

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Lincoln Commons

Cross and Bryant Streets
Malden   |  
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Located at Bryant and Cross streets, Lincoln Commons sits on the site of a former elementary school of the same name. The...  MORE »

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Assembly Row Playground with Water Feature

300 Grand Union Blvd
Somerville   |  
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Located along the Mystic River in Somerville, MA this cool little playground includes a frog-themed water feature and big blue sledding wall!...  MORE »

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Breakheart Reservation

177 Forest St
Saugus   |  
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The supervised swimming area at Pearce Lake, one of the few fresh- water swimming spots north of Boston, draws crowds in the...  MORE »

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Fellsmere Park a.k.a. The Seven Bumps

Fellsmere Park and Pond
Malden   |  
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Each winter kids flock to this legendary sledding hill -- that even boasts its own Wikipedia page. Older kids will love the...  MORE »

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Florence Street Park

Florence Street
Everett   |  
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This park includes a playground, basketball courts, football, and baseball fields....  MORE »

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Grimmons Park and Splash Pad

Governor Winthrop Rd at Shore Drive and Temple Rd
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: water spray area, playground, swings, children’s climbing wall, half court basketball court, drop shot, tennis backboard. The new entrance into Grimmons...  MORE »

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Wakefield Common and Spaulding Playground

306 Main St
Wakefield   |  
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This park is fun for all ages and its location at the head of Lake Quannapowitt makes for an ideal scene. Be...  MORE »

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Wakefield Lake

Lowell St, Main St, Church St, North Ave, Quanapowitt Pkwy
Wakefield   |  
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Beautiful lake with two parks at either end, open field areas for picnics, ice cream man and slush carts on occasion and...  MORE »

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Albion Park and Splash Pad

Albion Street at Albion Place and Lowell Street
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: tot lots, lawn, water spray, "free game" court, community garden, seating area with tables Additional Information: Albion Park, spanning less...  MORE »

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Col. Connelly Playground

North End of Lake Quannapowitt
Wakefield   |  
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Home to the beloved dinosaur slide! This fenced in tot lot is a great spot for many reasons including 1) the views...  MORE »

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Gooch Park and Playground

Maple St. and Florence St
Melrose   |  
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This playground includes a tot lot, basketball court, and some open space....  MORE »

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Hodgkins-Curtin Park

Holland Street at Simpson Avenue and Paulina Street
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: playground w/ water trough area, little league ball field, walking path, seating areas, lawn. Additional Information: Hodgkins-Curtin Park is 1.5 acres,...  MORE »

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Imagine Playspace

23 Bay State Rd
Cambridge   |  
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Visit Imagine Playspace for creative, interactive family fun! Climb through our ship, castle and jungle gyms; jump in our bounce house;...  MORE »

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Ipswich River Park

15 Central St
North Reading   |  
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Ipswich River Park is a 49 acre site at the junction of Haverhill, Central and Chestnut Streets in North Reading, Massachusetts. Completed...  MORE »

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Moulton Park

14 Harrington Ct
Wakefield   |  
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This popular park, set back from Cedar Street on Harrington Court, features a soccer field, a basketball court and a children's playground...  MORE »

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Mount Hood Memorial Park and Golf Course

100 Slayton Rd.
Melrose   |  
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Thrilling place for a sled ride! Topography offers range of hills and options for daring tweens to tiny tots. Built in the...  MORE »

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North Street Veterans Playground and Splash Pad

North Street in West Somerville
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: water spray area, an enclosed tot lot, large net climber with a long slide and rope bridge, café seating area, rubber...  MORE »

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Patchell Park

Glen Rock Road
Melrose   |  
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This park is located in the Oak Grove area and includes a playground, basketball half-court, picnic area, and green space....  MORE »

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Pearl Street Park

Pearl Street
Malden   |  
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This is a small, mostly concrete open area with basketball courts and playground equipment....  MORE »

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Perry Park

Washington Street between Dane Street and Leland Street
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: Playground, walking path, lawn, trees, and on-leash dog recreation Additional Information: Perry Park, which is located at the former Perry School site,...  MORE »

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Pine Banks Park

2 Pine Banks Park Road
Melrose/Malden   |  
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You will find walking trails, a picnic area and a children's playground, available to all. Fun spot to explore and take a...  MORE »

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Revere Beach

Revere Beach Blvd
Revere   |  
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Revere Beach is the oldest public beach in the United States. From its inception, Revere Beach was “the people’s beach”, used mostly...  MORE »

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Roosevelt Park or Salemwood School Fields

529 Salem Street
Malden   |  
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Roosevelt Park is situated adjacent to the Salemwood School. The features include a football/soccer field, basketball court and playground area....  MORE »

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Somerville ARTFarm

10 Poplar Street
Somerville   |  
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Play and work space for innovative growers, creators, givers, and performers. Community space for locals to relax, recharge and re-engage with others. Amid...  MORE »

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Sullivan Park

146 New Salem St
Wakefield   |  
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Parents report this is a good spot for littles! Plus an area for older kids and swings for all. This park is...  MORE »

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Swan Street Park

Swan Street
Everett   |  
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This park includes a playground, small splash pad, baseball field, and basketball court....  MORE »

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Tartikoff Park

Willow Street and Lyme Street
Malden   |  
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This sledding spot gets rave reviews by moms of toddlers and the pre-k crowd. The hill near the skate park is good....  MORE »

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The Common Playground

93 Laurel St
Melrose   |  
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Renovated last year, this is the preeminent playground of Melrose. You'll find two playgrounds, climbing structures, various swings and a fenced-in paved...  MORE »

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The Lincoln School Playground

80 West Wyoming Ave
Melrose   |  
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These two playgrounds (located in the front and back of the lot) include swings, slides, jungle gyms, a playhouse, and car. Additionally,...  MORE »

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The Somerville Community Growing Center

22 Vinal Ave
Somerville   |  
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A place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, learn and celebrate – to grow community. The most recent project...  MORE »

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Trafton Park

Jacob Street and Granite Street
Malden   |  
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This park features a little league baseball diamond, playground, tennis courts and climbing area. Many Little League baseball games are played on...  MORE »

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Trum Field

Broadway at Cedar Street and Charles Ryan Road
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: The new Field House replaces an old unsafe building with a new larger facility including complete ADA access, new team changing...  MORE »

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Wallace Park or Beebe School Park

403 Pleasant Street
Malden   |  
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This park is located next to the Beebe School and includes a recreational area with a small playground and concrete play area....  MORE »

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Warren/ Volunteer Park and Playground

Warren St. and Melrose St.
Melrose   |  
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This playground includes a tot lot, swings, green grass, and some lovely shaded spots for a picnic. It's partially fenced in --...  MORE »

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Allen Street Community Garden

30 Allen Street off Somerville Avenue, near Union Square
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: Garden plots, including a wheelchair-accessible plant bed, sitting areas, and shade trees Additional Information: Historically part of a close-knit residential neighborhood, this...  MORE »

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Amerige Park

Fellsway East and Highland Avenue
Malden   |  
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Ideal for little ones, this park included two baby swings, and two climbers. Small covered table is perfect for a miniature picnic....  MORE »

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Chuckie Harris Park & Spray Deck

Cross Street East and Broadway (behind Senior Center)
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: tot lot, lawn, water spray, community garden, play equipment and giant slide and café seating. Additional Information: Chuckie Harris Park,...  MORE »

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Corbett/McKenna Park

Prospect Hill Avenue at Monroe Street
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: Basketball court, playground, tot lot, water play, and balcony deck Additional Information: Inspired by this park's location on Prospect Hill, the renovation...  MORE »

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Coytemore Lea Park

Mountain Avenue
Malden   |  
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Coytemore Lea Park was redesigned this year to feature Malden's first accessible play structure. Located behind Holland Memorial Pool on Mountain Avenue,...  MORE »

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Devir Park

Fellsway West and Malden Street
Malden   |  
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Devir Park is one of Malden's largest multi-use parks featuring a soccer field, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and...  MORE »

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Dickerman Playground and Splash Pad

Craigie Street at the corner with Kimball Street
Somerville   |  
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Amenities include a children’s play structure, swings, seating and tables, water spray pad, lawn, bocce court, and community mural. Additional Information: At...  MORE »

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Edward Leathers Memorial Park

Walnut Street between Medford Street and Pearl Street
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: Lawn, shade trees, play equipment, walking path, off-leash recreation area (dog park) Additional Information: Situated on the former Kemp Nut Factory site,...  MORE »

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Forestdale Park and Playground

70 Sylvan Street
Malden   |  
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Forestdale Park is adjacent to the Forestdale School and features a baseball field and playground....  MORE »

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Hessletine Park and Playground

15 Ruggles Street
Melrose   |  
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This playground includes a baseball field, tot lot, basketball court....  MORE »

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Hunting Field (Linden Park)

29 Wescott Street
Malden   |  
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This field is located behind the Linden School and accommodates multiple sports. The field features a state of the art playground as...  MORE »

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J.J. Round Park

Main Street
Wakefield   |  
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Last August, volunteers and DPW staff assembled a cool new playground structure at J.J. Round Park. This park is also home to...  MORE »

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Kenney Park with Water Feature

Highland and Grove Street
Somerville   |  
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Location is perfect if you're heading into Davis Square to grab a bite or run errands. Amenities: play structure ages 5-10, toddler...  MORE »

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Kierstead Park

Eastern Avenue and Short Street
Malden   |  
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This small little league field also includes a batting cage and playground....  MORE »

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MacArthur Park or Green Street Park

Green Street and Wadsworth Street
Malden   |  
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This park located on Green Street features a baseball diamond, playground and basketball courts....  MORE »

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Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

87 Perkins Row
Topsfield   |  
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Ipswich River offers more than 10 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands. Canoe along eight...  MORE »

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Miller Park

Harvard Street
Malden   |  
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Miller Park offers open green space, a playground and covered picnic table area....  MORE »

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Morse-Kelley Playground

Craigie Street and Summer Street
Somerville   |  
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Amenities: Covered Shade Pavilion, Seating and Tables, Basketball Courts, Skateboard features, Tot-lot area, Stickball Court, Community Garden, Climbing Wall, Paddle Ball Court,...  MORE »

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Newman Park or Ferryway School Park

150 Cross Street
Malden   |  
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The park is located next to the Ferryway School and features a softball field, soccer field and playground area....  MORE »

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Powder House Park/ Nathan Tufts Park

850 Broadway
Somerville   |  
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Just make sure you don't fly off the hill into Broadway! This Park offers a cool hill! And a few good places...  MORE »

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President's Lawn, Tufts Campus

Tufts University
Somerville/Medford   |  
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If it's snowing and you're in Davis Square, grab your sled and head on over the President's Lawn at Tufts! This awesome...  MORE »

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Richard C. Howard Park

Maplewood Street and Broadway
Malden   |  
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Formerly S Broadway Park it's been recently renovated and families are loving the new tot lot! The park has a new scenic...  MORE »

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Roosevelt School

253 Vinton St
Melrose   |  
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Parents love the easy parking and variety of sledding spots here at the Roosevelt School. Even on a snow day -- you...  MORE »

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Simonds Park

Bedford St and Cambridge St
Burlington   |  
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Large park with tons of facilities - playground, wading pool, picnic area, concession stand and restrooms. Plus multiple fields, courts, and...  MORE »

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The Lawn on D

420 D St
Boston   |  
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There is always something to see, do or experience at The Lawn on D. Open daily during designated hours, The Lawn on...  MORE »

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Tufts Park

Main Street
Medford   |  
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10.6 acres consisting of four softball fields, one youth soccer fields, one basketball court, one tot lot and a swimming pool....  MORE »

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Borggaard Beach & Splash Park

55 Palmer Street
Winchester   |  
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Borggaard Beach offers a sandy beach, swimming areas, restrooms and changing/shower facilities, a splash park area and a playground (Plus parking!). During...  MORE »

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Bremen Street Park

Bremen Street
East Boston   |  
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Bremen Street Park is an 18-acre urban park, located in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. The park runs parallel to both Bremen Street...  MORE »

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Bremen Street Park

Bremen Street
East Boston   |  
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Offering amazing views of the city, Bremen Street Park is an 18-acre urban park, located in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. The park...  MORE »

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Coughlin Park

30 Bay View Ave
Winthrop   |  
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Newly renovated playground and the perfect place to watch planes! Work on the park included new playground equipment, playground surfaces, trees and...  MORE »

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Edith Street Park

Edith Street
Everett   |  
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Home to a baseball field and lots of city-wide summer gatherings and events!...  MORE »

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Gabriel B. Costa Park

Corner of Walnut and Shirley Avenue
Revere   |  
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Costa Park is a cool neighborhood playground nestled within a diverse community. Funded by Kaboom, "a national all-profit that envisions a...  MORE »

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Harry Dellarusso Stadium

54 Park Ave
Revere   |  
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This majestic new $8.5 million athletic complex includes a turf field, regulation track, tennis and basketball courts, a new playground, and a...  MORE »

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John Kearins Playground (The Meadows)

Tufts Ave
Everett   |  
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Newly renovated to include ADA accessible equipment, energy efficient lighting, checker tables, picnic tables, equipment for children up to the age of...  MORE »

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Kiley Playground

66 Sanderson Ave
Lynn   |  
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New equipment was installed in 2012. The playground equipment, paid for by GMC and supplied by GameTime, is designed to help children...  MORE »

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Louis Pasteur Park

24 Leverett Ave
Revere   |  
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The Beachmont community invites you to celebrate the reopening of the Louis Pasteur Park Community Playground. Enjoy and explore this wonderful...  MORE »

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Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

4 Woodland Road
Stoneham   |  
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Beaches, wooded parks, parkways, and reservoirs - All of these places make up the Massachusetts State Parks. You can find a place...  MORE »

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Mayor Thomas Menino Park

300 First Ave
Charlestown   |  
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The playground design at Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park (Parcel Five Park) in Boston was envisioned in the wake of the Boston...  MORE »

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Pier's Park-East Boston

95 Marginal St
Boston   |  
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This award-winning park recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and offers thousands of visitors each year the chance to enjoy a peaceful afternoon...  MORE »

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Piers Park

95 Marginal St
East Boston   |  
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This award-winning park recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and offers thousands of visitors each year the chance to enjoy a peaceful afternoon...  MORE »

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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

High Street at Atlantic Avenue
Boston   |  
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston. The Greenway, a roof garden atop a...  MORE »

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Sonny Myers Park

120 Beach Street
Revere   |  
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This popular park located on Beach Street is home to lots of summer events and activities. It's got climbers, slides, and lots...  MORE »

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