Friday, May 8, 2054
Coolidge Corner Area
Devotion School Playground
Pierce School Playground
Cypress Street (Brookline High) Playground
Longwood (Lawrence) Playground
Monmouth Street Park
Minot Rose Garden Playground
Brookline Village Area
Brookline Avenue Playground
Billy Ward Playground
Boylston Street Playground
Juniper Street Playground
Washington Square Area
Driscoll School Playground
Cleveland Circle Area
Jean B. Waldstein (Dean) Playground (currently closed for renovation - May 2014)
Daniel W. Warren, Jr. Playground (Warren Field)
Heath School Playground
Runkle School Playground
South Brookline & Chestnut Hill
Soule Playground (& Splash Pad)
Larz Anderson Playground
Baker School Playground
Lincoln School Playground
Margaret E. Robinson Playground
Harry Downes Field Playground
Stanley Ringer Playground
Penniman Road Play Area
Artesani Park & Wading Pool
Fidelis Way Park
Joyce (a/k/a Priscilla) Playground
Old Morse Park
Riverside Press Park
BOSTON/BACK BAY PLAYGROUNDS
Frog Pond/Tadpole Playground
Stoneman Playground on the Esplanade
The Esplanade Playground
Lee Memorial Wading Pool & Playground
Peterborough Street Playground
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Joyce Playground, also known as Priscilla Playground to locals (or so I'm told), is a bright, colorful playground that includes some fun twists on the typical equipment - especially for older kids - that I haven't seen at any other playground so far. The main playground section is fully enclosed, and outside there is a water play area with inground sprinklers, basketball courts, and some additional swings. It was decently shaded at 10 a.m., though I'm guessing it's the opposite in the afternoon.
I walked, so I can’t say for sure, but the parking situation seemed pretty grim – there are some patches of 2-hour parking on
Street about half a block from the playground, but
not much. If I read the signs on Union
Street correctly, that street is resident-only
parking on weekdays only, so your best bet might be to drive over on a Sunday.
If anyone has any alternative suggestions, please let me know in the comments!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Rabbi Joseph Shalom Shubow Park features a newly-renovated playground, set next to a grassy oasis of calm near the intersection of Comm Ave and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Set on three levels with gentle slopes between them, the playground features an older-kid section on the lowest level, swings on the middle level, and toddler equipment plus a sprinklers on the top. The ground is all soft foam, and there are several extremely comfortable built-in lounge chairs for adults (which also double as climbing equipment, of course).
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Set at the top of a steep pair of ramps, Baker School Playground has a set of nice, fairly standard playground equipment, a basketball court, a large grassy field, and tennis courts. On the other side of the school, at street level, is a smaller toddler playground.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Rogers Park is a fully-enclosed playground in the middle of a huge park in Brighton, with nice, colorful climbing equipment (though the ground, unfortunately, is somewhat littered with cigarettes). The park around it features large grassy spaces along with tennis courts, basketball courts, and lots of happy dogs.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Skyline Park includes a fully-enclosed playground with two really cool sets of climbing equipment, lots of swings, and one of those twirly-platforms (technical term). There is zero shade on the play area, which is atop a large hill, but the picnic area is under a roof. There is also a large parking lot and – wonder of wonders – bathrooms! Midday in summer was the wrong time to go, due to the lack of shade and sprinklers, but we’ll probably be headed back for a fall afternoon sometime soon.