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Trum Playground
Cedar St & Franey Rd, Somerville, MA 02145
This spacious public park resides next to Trum Field and offers a playground in addition to large rest and shade areas.
Palmacci Playground
Hanson St & Skehan St, Somerville, MA 02143
This recently renovated park is equipped with a jungle gym for children as well as several tables with built-inMore chessboards. The playground is dedicated to local World War II hero Charles Palmacci.
North Street/Veterans Playground
14 North St, Somerville, MA 02144
This local public park is located nearby the Veteran's Cemetery. It offers a playground, in addition to twoMore half-basketball courts, hopscotch courts, and rest areas.
Healey School Community Playground
Meacham St & Edgar Ave, Somerville, MA 02145
Positioned on a cozy dead end street, the Healy School Community Playground is a multicolored collection of slides,More swings and a myriad of bars and ladders. Surrounded by trees, the shady grounds are covered in a soft mulch to protect the little ones knees and elbows. Located directly outside the classrooms of the Arthur D. Healy Elementary School,  the sturdy, shiny playground features a matching game and two towers connected by a bridge.
Woodstock Playground
Woodstock St & Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144
This shaded playground is centered around a bright new jungle gym, with picnic tables orbiting the plastic mass. BabyMore and child-sized swings are also present along with a towering twisty slide and a faux rope bridge. A woodchip floor leads to no sandy shoes, but could lead to some cut knees. Be aware also that parking is permit only, and this playground is located right on the chronically busy Route 16. 
Florence Playground
18 Florence St, Somerville, MA 02145
Located between Washington and Pearl Streets, this public park contains both a playground and a full basketball court.More Visitors can also relax in the shade at one of its many benches and tables.
Albion Playground
108 Albion St, Somerville, MA 02144
This large park has a unique layout -- the playground and basketball courts are separated by a large, elevated expanseMore of grass. The result is park that lends itself to the needs of a diverse community with areas for children, athletes and those just wishing to sit in some green space, walk a dog or throw a ball around. There are picnic tables, water fountains and shady places aplenty, but toddlers should be helped around the sharp concrete steps that are all over this park.  
Harris Playground
66 Cross St E, Somerville, MA 02145
Large and sprawling, this playground also includes several basketball courts and a space that could be transformed intoMore tennis courts with the addition of a net. A huge orange jungle gym is the centerpiece of the sand-floored play area, along with swings and a few metal animals secured to the ground with large and comically bendy springs. A sizeable flat concrete expanse between the play area and the basketball court is popular with skateboarders. 
Winter Hill School Community Playground
Sycamore St & Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA 02145
Kids can climb, slide, hop, skip and shoot hoops to their heart's content at this large playground behind the WinterMore Hill Community School. A super-sized jungle gym offers play areas fit for both younger and older children, and soft wood chips cover the ground to cushion falls. On two lower levels, blacktops offer space for hopscotch and chalk drawing. Basketball hoops round out the fun.
Dickerman Playground
22 Craigie St, Somerville, MA 02143
This playground sports various benches and tables, a few water fountains and some swings, with a massive jungle gym as aMore centerpiece. A basketball court and dog run-type space are attached and the area is enclosed within a stone wall. Instead of sand or wood chips, a squishy Astroturf-like material covers the ground, which should keep kids clean, but may lead to a skinned knee or two. There are also several bodega-like shops a few feet away, if refreshments are needed. 
Hoyt-Sullivan Playground
117 Central St, Somerville, MA 02145
Hoyt-Sullivan Playground is located next to the railroad bridge on a very quiet stretch of Central Street despite it'sMore close proximity to Highland Ave. The park underwent it's most recent renovation in 1995. It's shady and has numerous benches, a few tables, a water fountain and plenty of things to climb, swing and slide from. Hoyt-Sullivan is occasionally the site for community activities; call for more information.
Tufts Tot Lot
74 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144
Swings, a giant sandbox, and a jungle gym kids can climb all over await at this playground located on the TuftsMore University campus. As part of the college's community outreach efforts, they built this playground for resident use. It's set on Powder House Blvd. next to a dorm and the campus tennis courts. Benches offer caregivers a place to sit back while watching over the kids.
Morse-Kelley Playground
Summer St & Craigie St, Somerville, MA 02143

Built on the site of the former Morse Elementary School, this expansive "playground" doesn't have the usual jungleMore gym and swings for little kids. Rather it offers a number of basketball courts, a gazebo for hanging out in the shade and plenty of blacktop space for kickball, four square and the like. Bright colors and bold designs on the blacktop make for an appealing space.

In 1869 the Morse School house was built on this site and named for then School Board member Eroch R. Morse. The park is named for him and also for Charles C. Kelley, former Superintendent of the Somerville Recreation Commisssion.

 

Central Hill Playground
81 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Set in the center of Central Hill Park, this playground offers two play areas. There you'll find both a jungle gym forMore big kids with slides and plenty of routes to climb over, as well as a low-to-the-ground tot "jungle gym" with just a few easy steps to conquer and a short, low slide.  Swings include both safe toddler seats and big kid swings, and a rocking horse on a giant spring rounds out the fun for little ones. A ground surface of soft wood chips keeps it all safe. An added bonus: the Main Branch of the Somerville Public Library is just steps away. So after the kids get their exercise, you can head inside for books.
Perry Park
Washington St & Dane St, Somerville, MA 02143
This expansive park is marked by swanky modernist signage and plenty of open space. The typical kid-friendly playgroundMore 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. 
Durell Park
245 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
Durell Park is actually a community garden, not a recreational area. Although no playgrounds or sports facilities can beMore found here, this 'pocket park' has several beautiful plots owned by locals. You can contact the city if you are interested in attaining one, but don't plan on walking through the current plots before you buy because the gate is locked.
Grimmons Playground
120 Governor Winthrop Rd, Somerville, MA 02145
The official park of the nearby Charles A. Grimmons School, this recently renovated, child-friendly park is also open toMore the public. Its redesign includes the original stone arch of the Grimmons School.
CBA Landscape Architects
212 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
CBA Landscape Architects is a company in Somerville that combines  landscaping with architecture to create severalMore different projects for a residential area. Some of those projects involve playgrounds, residential buildings and commercial developments. Please call their phone number to find out more information.
Marshall Street Playground
Marshall St & Mortimer Pl, Somerville, MA 02145
Built on the former Bartlett Estate, this public park is great for children, with its jungle gym, swings and other playMore 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. 
Perkins Playground
Perkins St & Perkins Pl, Somerville, MA 02145
Named after a State Senator, this park fills only a single residential lot, but is packed with entertaining options. ItMore 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. 
Otis Playground
Otis St & McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA 02145
Ride the swings, run through the sprinkler, or imagine you're the commander of the big blue play fort here at thisMore small, convenient neighborhood play ground. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the stationary tables, but don't forget to clean up after yourself. The area is clean and well maintained. You can get to it from either side of McGrath Highway thanks to the bicycle-friendly pedestrian overpass.
Lexington Park
Lexington Ave & Hancock St, Somerville, MA 02144
Under huge, brightly painted gates and tall shade trees sits Lexington Park. There are multiple jungle gyms, child- andMore baby-size swings, several picnic tables and more than a few murals. An enclosed basketball court is popular with dog owners who wish to let their animals run off-leash, which is technically against the rules. Be aware that the playground has a woodchipped floor that prevents sand-filled shoes but isn't the softest surface to play on. 
Dilboy Field & Stadium
300 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144

In 2006, a $7.7 million renovation of Dilboy Stadium transformed this once forlorn state-owned facility into aMore 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.

 

Osgood Park
6 Osgood St, Somerville, MA 02143
This colorful park and playground spills over onto two sides of Osgood Street. On the right side, you'll find swings forMore 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.
Glen Park & Community Garden
Glen St & Oliver St, Somerville, MA 02145

Swings, slides and all manner of climbing fun await at this well-planned park, which also offers plenty of black-topMore space, two soccer fields, a basketball court and shaded seating.

The playground sets an example for thoughtful planning. It's designed to make independent play easy for children in wheelchairs. The jungle gym area leaves wide open paths for easy access and transfer, and one picnic table also leave space for a wheelchair to scoot up.

The park sits between the Capuano Early Childhood Education Center and the Glen Community Garden.

Somerville OSPCD Parks & Open Space Division
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Our 4.1 square mile city may be the most densely populated city in New England, but we've still managed to squeeze inMore over 60 parks, sports fields, community gardens and playgrounds—and over 50 of them are managed by this division. They work with the Departments of Recreation, Public Works, Sustainability and Environment and Capital Projects to develop new green spaces and renovate and maintain existing ones. They also manage tree planting along our streets. Their Conservation Commission works to protect the city's green spaces and shorelines and also oversees the city's community gardens.  To stay up to date on their many plans and initiatives, visit their web page.
Lincoln Park
Lincoln Pkwy & Perry St, Somerville, MA 02143

Established in 1900 at the peak of Somerville's turn-of-the-century population boom, Lincoln Park is one of theMore city's oldest public green spaces. It's also one of the largest. Today, the spacious grounds offer newly upgraded soccer/football fields, several basketball courts and two baseball diamonds, as well as plenty of benches, shade trees and a well-equipped playground.

This venerable park is held so dearly in the hearts of many long-time residents that it has its own Facebook page for reminiscing.

Fun fact: When it was built in 1900, it cost just $15,000 to create the park.