Dilboy Field & Stadium
Park/stadium: 617-626-1250; Pool: 617-623-9321
In 2006, a $7.7 million renovation of Dilboy Stadium transformed this once forlorn state-owned facility into a recreational showpiece. Football, soccer and track teams now compete in the gleaming 3,000-seat stadium on an immaculate turf field and an eight-lane international-standard track.
Meanwhile outside, you'll find the state-run DCR swimming pool, two baseball fields also used for soccer and football, two tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground and two free parking lots. All this comes wrapped up in Alewife Brook Reservation which runs alongside the area. Good to know: Pool admission, as at all Department of Conservation and Recreation pools, is free.
- Hours: Dilboy Field: Daily, dawn until dusk. Dilboy Stadium: Open for events only. Dilboy Pool, summer 2010: Daily, 11am - 7pm.
- Handicap Accessible: All facilities at Dilboy Field & Stadium are accessible except for the stadium bleachers. The pool is not accessible.
- Parking: Free lot
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: The park is named for George Dilboy, a Greek immigrant and Army Pfc. While serving in WWI, he braved machine-gun snipers, running toward them and returning fire even as he fell to his death. For his valor, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
- Features: Athletic fields, Benches, Playgrounds
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires, No smoking
- Features: Jungle gym, Slides, Swings
- Facilities (playgrounds): Benches
- Facilities: Baseball/softball fields, Basketball courts, Football/soccer/lacrosse fields, Running track, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Track and field facilities
- Facility types: Outdoor
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No smoking
- What's the most important rule for this pool?: Children must be accompanied by an adult.