Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Joyce Playground (a/k/a Priscilla Playground)

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 Prsicilla 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!

(Tip from a reader: “It might be possible to park on the other side of Chestnut Hill -- some of those streets are only resident-only during BC football games, and the rest are available anytime.”)


  1. This is a really great blog! Thanks for making it. Priscilla park is the best on Saturday afternoons. It totally fills up with kids and parents and is really a community center-point where a lot of people who probably wouldn't talk otherwise end up mingling. It's nice.

    1. Thank you! I've never been there on Saturday and the extra information is always appreciated.