Best Playgrounds in Massachusetts

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Playgrounds in Abington

Center School/Murphy Club Field

Walnut St

Playground, tot lot, basketball hoops and baseball fields.


Buddy Beaver’s Place

Wooden Playground

Playgrounds in Andover 

Penquin Park
Located off Burnham Road near the railroad bridge 

Drummond Park
33 Johnson Street (behind the North Andover Youth Center)
North Andover 


Playgrounds in Arlington

Robbins Farm Park

61 Eastern Ave



Playgrounds in Ashland

KidSpot Playground

Next to Stone Park near Ashland Center


Playgrounds in Attleboro


Newport Ave. & Cumberland Ave.


Frolio Jr. High School Playground

Tennis courts and a place to fish


Nickerson Playground

Snell St.


Veterans Memorial Playground

787 Washington St.

Handicap accessible, various features so plan to spend the day. Bring a picnic lunch. Skateboard area, basketball court, softball fields, walking paths and more.


Playgrounds in Auburn

Rocketland Park

Ice rink, track and restrooms.

Playgrounds in Belmont 

Joey's Park on Cross St., adjoining the Winn Brook Elementary School and Town of Belmont athletic fields.
A great park for all ages, a community building was finished in 2013.

Playgrounds in Beverly

Touch the Sky

6 Echo Ave.

Open to public when school is not in session .


Playgrounds in Boston

Charlesbank Playground

Charles St. at Longfellow Bridge

Fenced in.

Esplanade Playspace

Along the Charles River

Zip lining, merry go round, great for ages 5-12


Fort Independence Park

William J.Day Blvd & Farragut Rd.

Franklin Park
Main Park Road is Circuit Drive. On Mapquest search for Jewish War Veterans Drive. Very cool rainbow slides!


Harambee Park Boundless Playground

Talbot Ave.


Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Short walk from North End

Carousel across the street


Piers Park

Marginal St.

6.5 acre park – 2 playgrounds


Castle Island

Day Blvd.

Snack Bar, restrooms and fishing.


Playgrounds in Braintree

Erwin Davis Memorial Park & Playground

Faxon at Commercial St.

Softball field, basketball court and winter skating area.


Watson Park

Gordon Rd.

Picnic area, tennis courts, basketball court, baseball/softball field.


Hollingsworth Park

Pond St.

Basketball court and youth baseball fields.


Mattulina Playground

Kendell Ave. off Pearl St.

Basketball court and softball field.


Noah Torrey Park

Pond St.

Basketball court and picnic tables.


Penniman Playground

Cleveland Ave.

Softball field, basketball court, tot lot.


Adams Playground

Commercial St.

Basketball Court & Softball Field


Hollis Playground

Hollis School


Abraham Lincoln Playground

Hobart St.


French’s Common

Next to Braintree Town Hall

Basketball court, baseball field and two tennis courts.


Dyer Hill Playground

Washington St.

Basketball court and softball field.


Playgrounds in Brookline

Larz Anderson Park

Newton St. & Lee St.


Only park in town you can use a grill.


Playgrounds in Cambridge

Alden Park

Oxford & Sacramento St.

Known for its huge climbing web.


Dana Park

74 Magazine St.


Danehy Park

Sherman St.

3 small playgrounds.


Playgrounds in Duxbury

Wadsworth Playground

Wadsworth St.

Tennis and basketball courts.


Walter Kopke Playground

Keene St.


Playgrounds in Fairhaven

Everybody’s Playground

60 Sconticut Neck Rd.

This is a boundless playground.


Playgrounds in Hingham

Hingham Playground

Central St.

Basketball courts and roller rink.


Playgrounds in Hopkinton

EMC Park

Hayden Rowe St.

Bathrooms and skate park.


Playgrounds in Hull

Green Hill Playground

Atlantic Ave.

Basketball court.


Hampton Circle Playground

Hampton Circle

Basketball court.


L- Street Playground

Nantasket Ave.

Picnic tables, batting cages, tennis/basketball courts.


Jones Park

Touraine & Packard Ave.

Two playgrounds.


Kenberma Playground

Nantasket Ave.

Wooden structure, baseball field, tennis and basketball courts.


Playgrounds in Jamaica Plain

Johnson Playground

Armory & Lamartine St.


Playgrounds in Kingston

Reed Community House Playground

On Route 3A


Playgrounds in Longmeadow

Wilson Boundless Playground

252 Bliss Rd.




Playgrounds in Marshfield

Marshfield Kids at Play Park

Library Plaza – Snow Rd. in Marshfield Center


Marshfield Hills Playground

Old Main St.


Marshfield Mazes

Forest and Furnace St.

Street hockey rink.


Peter Igo Park

Marshall Ave.

Lit basketball and tennis courts.


Tower Avenue Park

Colonial Rd. and Tower Ave.

Merry go round, basketball court, tee ball field.


Playgrounds in Medford

Barry Playground

74 Summer St.


Playgrounds in Natick

Murphy Playground

Route 27


Playgrounds in New Bedford

Buttonwood Park

Lt. Walter E Fuller Memorial Pkwy

This is a boundless playground.


Playgrounds in Newburyport

Cashman Park

Merrimac St.


Playgrounds in Newton

Auburndale Cove

Charles River

Has picnic areas and restrooms.


Playgrounds in North Attleboro

North Attleborough Learning Center Playground

25 School St.

This is a boundless playground          .


Playgrounds in North Beverly

North Beverly Elementary School Rising Starts Playground

48 Putnam St.

This is a boundless playground.


Playgrounds in Norwell

Gaffield Park

River & Forest St.


Playgrounds in Oxford

Treasureland Park

Fenced in park and two play areas.


Playgrounds in Peabody

Adventures for Angels Playground

Johnson St.


Ross Memorial Park 

Johnson St.


Playgrounds in Pembroke

Pembroke Community Center Playground

Fenced in.


Playgrounds in Pittsfield

Rotary Park

Springside Ave.

This is a boundless playground.


Playgrounds in Plymouth

Nelson St. Playground

Nelson St.


Playgrounds in Quincy

Beechwood Knoll Playground

Fenno St.


Bischop Playground

Hamilton Ave. & Holbrook Rd.

Tot-lot, basketball Court, baseball and softball fields, street hockey court, five tennis courts with lights.


Bradford St. Playground

Bradford St.

Basketball Court and tot lot.


Brill Field

Island Ave.

In line skate park, tot lot, softball field.


Kincaide Park

Water St.


Forbes Hill Playground

Forbes Hill Rd.


Flynn Playground

Elm St. and South St.

Basketball court and tot lot.


Labrecque Field

Sea St.

Two basketball courts and tot lot.


Grenham St. Playground

Macy St.


Whitwell St. Playground

Whitwell St. & Hospital Hill

Tot lot.


Playgrounds in Rockport

Amedlia Grace Place Playground

34 Jerdens Lane

Open to public during non school hours.


Playgrounds in Roxbury

Mission Hill Playground

Tremont St. & Smith St.


Playgrounds in Scituate

Seaside Fun Playground


Purple Dinosaur

Country Way

Handicap Accessible, fenced in and shady.


Playgrounds in Shrewsbury

Dean Park

Playground is fenced in.

Restrooms on site.


Playgrounds in Sudbury

Bill Adelson Playground

Corner of Fairbank & Hudsons  Rd.

This is a toddler playground.


Smile Sudbury

66 Dudley Rd.


Lyons Pride

40 Fairbank Rd.

This is a boundless playground.


Playgrounds in Sutton

Purgatory Chasm

Restroom available.


Playgrounds in Wayland

Alpine Field Playground

Alpine Rd.

This playground is fenced in.


Playgrounds in Wellesley

Warren Park

Off of Rt. 128

Two play areas – one for toddlers and one for older children.


Playgrounds in West Barnstable

Lukes Love Boundless Playground

Lombard Field Route 149


Playgrounds in West Dennis

All Access Playground

75 School St.

This is a boundless playground.


Playgrounds in West Roxbury

Hynes Field

Off VWF Parkway


Playgrounds in Westford

Ronan McElligott Memorial Playground

Edwards Beach on Williams Rd.

This is a boundless playground.


Playgrounds in Westwood

School Street Playground

Located on School Street

Great for all ages, portable bathroom on site.


Playgrounds in Weymouth

Lovell Playground

Commercial St.

Street hockey rink and basketball court.


Weston Park

Washington St.


Beals Park & Playground

Bridge and Athens St.


Playgrounds in Woburn

Jump On In!

470 Wildwood Ave.

Indoor inflatable and jump facility. 


Playgrounds in Worcester

Elm Park

Park has restroom but it’s not always open.


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14 Apr 2014

By Boston Parents Paper