Activities: 617-666-0296; Maintenance: 617-625-6600, ext. 5200
In June 2010, this newly renovated park reopened with a brand new design and loads of fun play equipment—including an accessible swing seat for children with special needs. An expanded ball field is also set to open in fall 2011 once the grass fully grows in.
A sand "river" for digging and such divides two play areas: one for tots, the other for big kids. Youngsters can enjoy tot swings, a playhouse and a pint-sized jungle gym. Big kids get their own swings, climbing rock and jungle gym. All of it sits atop a soft surface surrounded by plenty of picnic tables and shade trees. Accessibility is well-planned as well. Entrances are wide, a picnic table leaves space for a wheelchair and paths around play areas provide easy access.
Meanwhile, the new baseball diamond sports shiny new bleachers and an extended field now deep enough for tournament play. But town officials promise the pretty new turf will be open to all. So get those Frisbees and picnics ready.
- Hours: 8am - 10pm
- Handicap Accessible: Entrance, table and play area are all accessible.
- Parking: On-street: free
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: The park is named for two former residents of Somerville: Cpl. Donald L. Curtain, who died at the age of 24 while serving in Vietnam, and William H. Hodgkins (1840-1905), Somerville's 8th mayor.
- Features: Athletic fields, Benches, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires, No pets
- Features: Jungle gym, Slides, Swings
- Facilities: Baseball/softball fields