Somerville Traffic and Parking Office 133 Holland St, Somerville, MA02144 After enough time parking on the infuriatingly confusing streets of Somerville you will no doubt find yourself at this…More Traffic and Parking Office. Here you can apply for parking passes, get those bright orange emergency parking sandwich boards which make moving much easier or contest a ticket. Inside expect a post office like situation of a long, slow moving line bunched up before several closed walk-up booths and one open window. Allow more than just a few minutes if you find yourself planning for a morning at the Traffic and Parking Office.
Foss Park Broadway & McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA02145
With over 15 acres of open space, Foss Park is Somerville's largest park by far, and it's also one of the two oldest.…More In 1876, it was founded as Broadway Park. Today, its grassy expanse is flanked by busy McGrath Highway and Broadway. It's home to a well-equipped playground, soccer fields, several baseball diamonds, and tennis and basketball courts, as well as a DCR swimming pool and spray pool that offer free admission. An annual Foss Fest summer concert is held, as are yearly community clean-ups.
In 2002, the Friends of Foss Park formed to address neighborhood concerns about park conditions. In the years since, improvements made include landscaping, solar trash compactors, sidewalk repairs and new flower beds, as well as stepped up pool and tree care. In 2008, the state approved $2 million in funds to renovate the park, but the money has yet to be allocated by the Governor. One item on the renovation wish list: the creation of state-of-the-art multi-use playing fields.
The park is owned by the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Kenney Park Highland Ave & Grove St, Somerville, MA02144 Kenney Park is located on the edge of Davis Square just behind the Rosebud Diner at the corner of Highland and Grove. It…More was most recently renovated in the mid-90's and features a large basketball court. Additionally, the park has swings, things to climb on, hang from and slide down. It's occasionally the site for community activites as well; call the phone number below for more information.
Pearl Street Park Management 240 Pearl St, Somerville, MA02145 Located on the first floor of the Pearl Street Park apartment block, this office deals exclusively with units inside…More that building. Specializing in rental properties for elderly or disabled individuals looking for independent living, this office has been helping future residents since 1980. earl Street Park Management has a wide selection of Section 8 options as well, and agent Michele can present possible renters with a catalogue of options.
Quincy Street Park 17 Quincy St, Somerville, MA02143 Set on Quincy Street on the former lot of a house, this pint-sized park offers a bit of green for nearby residents.…More It lacks formal landscaping and structures. But shade trees do edge the sides of the lot, which has one picnic table, some patio furniture and a flower bed maintained by neighbors. A chain-link fence runs along the front. In 2010, the City began plans to redesign and renovate the park.
Osgood Park 6 Osgood St, Somerville, MA02143 This colorful park and playground spills over onto two sides of Osgood Street. On the right side, you'll find swings for…More toddlers and big kids, as well as a swing seat for children with special needs. Across the street, a large jungle gym with slides and climbing equipment sits next to a water spray n' play area. Picnic tables and benches ring the larger part of the park. Parents can introduce curious kids to the idea of gardening here as well. The Osgood Community Gardens One and "Too" sit next to the park and kids can peek through the fence at the flower and vegetable beds.
M & M Convenience 4 Main St, Somerville, MA02145 This convenience store is located at the peak of Winter Hill, looking down into the city. It stocks lotto tickets and…More cigarettes, along with cold drinks and a few grocery items. Thanks to its location just beyond the Main Street/Broadway split, metered parking is readily available, mercifully lessening the need for any double-parked snack runs.
Marshall Street Playground Marshall St & Mortimer Pl, Somerville, MA02145 Built on the former Bartlett Estate, this public park is great for children, with its jungle gym, swings and other play…More equipment. It has a picnic area for family picnics. And, if you are just looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy your day, you can park it on a bench here.
Perry Park Washington St & Dane St, Somerville, MA02143 This expansive park is marked by swanky modernist signage and plenty of open space. The typical kid-friendly playground…More monstrosities are surprisingly absent and are replaced by artistically abstract equipment meant for esoteric bouncing. Also highlighted, an army of benches and a vast expanse of dog-friendly grass, ready to be used for a rousing game of catch or pickup soccer.
North Street/Veterans Playground 14 North St, Somerville, MA02144 This local public park is located nearby the Veteran's Cemetery. It offers a playground, in addition to two…More half-basketball courts, hopscotch courts, and rest areas.
Conway Park Somerville Ave & Central St, Somerville, MA02143
The city's flagship park, this cheery outdoor space boasts two basketball courts, an outdoor street hockey rink, two…More lush baseball fields also used for soccer and football, and an extra-large tot lot featuring the city's only super-high slide. But wait there's more. A water play area, plenty of picnic tables and shaded seating as well as a fascinating outdoor museum that serves up city facts and history on colorful, giant lollipop-shaped signs round out the fun. You'd never know the beautiful 4.5-acre site was a former brownfield that the city reclaimed after a smelting company spent 50 years polluting it.
Other highlights include a park house with bathrooms, a state-run DCR indoor skating rink in the center of the property, and a free parking lot (on Bleachery Court). And no resident should miss out on the fun facts on the storytelling path. Did you know, for instance, that Mary of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" lived in Somerville?
Jules Catering 66 South St, Somerville, MA02143 Located in a massive warehouse in an industrial and medical park, Jules Catering is easily found; the vehicles parked…More outside act as a sign. Inside, the office is located above their multi-room kitchen facility, complete with hulking walk in freezers and long lines of bubbling pots. In business since 1987, Jules is a "Best of Boston" winner and specializes in corporate and full-service accounts. It has catered for clients as varied as Tufts University and the Symphony.
Shade trees, a bounty of benches, and some creative play equipment for the kids can be found at this pretty urban…More oasis—for both people and dogs. While bipeds can walk the two gracefully designed paths lined by over 60 trees, dogs can run free in the adjacent off-leash play area. And if anyone get's thirsty, the water fountain has a spout higher up for humans and a water bowl for canines below.
Built in 2008 with the help of an Urban Self Help Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation Services, this park is a shining example of the City's recent efforts to green up Somerville. Though just about the size of one square block, you can plop down on a bench here and lose yourself in nature.
The park is named for former Somerville resident Edward L. Leathers, an Army Pfc. and WWII veteran.
Henry O. Hansen Memorial Park Medford St & Partridge Ave, Somerville, MA02145 On February 23, 1945, six servicemen raised the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima and the photo capturing that moment has…More become an icon of WWII history. But a first flag was raised earlier in the day by six others. Leading their charge under gunfire was Marine Sgt. Henry O. Hansen, Somerville High School class of '38, who enlisted at age 18. He died in battle, just seven days after raising that flag. In 2004, this neatly landscaped memorial park was dedicated to his memory. Two benches sit on the small corner of land off Medford St., and an outdoor exhibit (that is somewhat faded) delves into Hansen's history.
Perkins Playground Perkins St & Perkins Pl, Somerville, MA02145 Named after a State Senator, this park fills only a single residential lot, but is packed with entertaining options. It…More offers a half-court basketball for bigger kids, small and secure baby swings for little ones and more. Several picnic tables and a water fountain are also on site, and a soft, squishy rubber ground means no scraped knees or shoes full of sand.
Century Bank 102 Fellsway W, Somerville, MA02145 Located right off the McGrath Highway, this branch of the national banking group is convenient and easy to find,…More thanks to its towering sign. There is free street parking and a drive-thru teller, which is uniquely open during the bank's full business hours. Additionally, there is an enclosed ATM, helpful if the snow is blowing but the drive-thru line is long.
Highland Laundromat 363 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02144 Convenience meets cool vibe at this large, open-floor Laundromat. You'll find plenty of room for folding clothes or…More relaxing with a cold drink from the vending area. Park right in front of the door and get your laundry in and out with ease. In addition to the coin-operated washers and dryers, they also offer alterations and dry cleaning services.
East Cambridge Savings Bank 285 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 The origins of East Cambridge Savings Bank date back to 1854. The main branch is at 292 Cambridge Street and was built…More in 1931. This location went up around 1980. It is one of eight branches in total and features a large parking lot, full-service lobby, 24-hr ATM and drive-up window.
Citibank 345 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 This local Citibank branch offers all of the services you'd expect from this global banking firm, including checking,…More savings, CDs, lending and investment services. There is plenty of on-street parking and a free lot right out front.
Fire Escape Inspection Services 19 Wesley Park, Somerville, MA02143 Fire Escape Inspection Services is a local fire escape inspection business serving the town of Somerville and the…More surrounding communities. In addition to inspections, this business also designs, repairs and replaces new and existing fire escapes. Fire Escape Inspection Services is fully licensed and insured. Call the number provided for more information on the services offered or to schedule an appointment.
Backbar 9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA02143 Backbar is a casual cocktail lounge located in Somerville's Union Square. Bicycle parking is located nearby. Some of the…More cocktails include the Old Fashioned Whiskey cocktail, Model-T, Italiano Handshake and the Golden Dawn. The bar also serves small plates.