I’m Leah Cypess, author of young adult fantasy novels (including Mistwood and Death Sworn) and mom of 4, located in Brookline until recently. I’m also somewhat of a Type A personality, which is why in 2013 I decided that I should visit every playground in Brookline & its environs with my kids. I'm keeping a record here in the hope that other parents will find it useful.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Billy Ward Playground
The newly-renovated William Billy Ward Playground is divided into
two levels, both with new and cool equipment. The upper level is for toddlers, with a large sand-lot, train
structure, wooden climbing structure, and large area with some pretty amazing (and high-reaching!) in-ground sprinklers. The lower level, which can be accessed
via a ramp, stairs, or spiral slide (!), features a web-style climbing
structure, swings, and a rock-climbing wall.
The toddler section has some tree cover, but the lower
section has very little shade.