Trum Playground Cedar St & Franey Rd, Somerville, MA02145 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, MA02143 This recently renovated park is equipped with a jungle gym for children as well as several tables with built-in…More chessboards. The playground is dedicated to local World War II hero Charles Palmacci.
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.
Healey School Community Playground Meacham St & Edgar Ave, Somerville, MA02145 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, MA02144 This shaded playground is centered around a bright new jungle gym, with picnic tables orbiting the plastic mass. Baby…More 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, MA02145 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, MA02144 This large park has a unique layout -- the playground and basketball courts are separated by a large, elevated expanse…More 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, MA02145 Large and sprawling, this playground also includes several basketball courts and a space that could be transformed into…More 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, MA02145 Kids can climb, slide, hop, skip and shoot hoops to their heart's content at this large playground behind the Winter…More 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.
Tufts Tot Lot 74 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA02144 Swings, a giant sandbox, and a jungle gym kids can climb all over await at this playground located on the Tufts…More 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.
Dickerman Playground 22 Craigie St, Somerville, MA02143 This playground sports various benches and tables, a few water fountains and some swings, with a massive jungle gym as a…More 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, MA02145 Hoyt-Sullivan Playground is located next to the railroad bridge on a very quiet stretch of Central Street despite it's…More 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.
Built on the site of the former Morse Elementary School, this expansive "playground" doesn't have the usual jungle…More 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, MA02143 Set in the center of Central Hill Park, this playground offers two play areas. There you'll find both a jungle gym for…More 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, 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.
Durell Park 245 Beacon St, Somerville, MA02143 Durell Park is actually a community garden, not a recreational area. Although no playgrounds or sports facilities can be…More 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, MA02145 The official park of the nearby Charles A. Grimmons School, this recently renovated, child-friendly park is also open to…More the public. Its redesign includes the original stone arch of the Grimmons School.
CBA Landscape Architects 212 Elm St, Somerville, MA02144 CBA Landscape Architects is a company in Somerville that combines landscaping with architecture to create several…More 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, 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.
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.
Otis Playground Otis St & McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA02145 Ride the swings, run through the sprinkler, or imagine you're the commander of the big blue play fort here at this…More 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, MA02144 Under huge, brightly painted gates and tall shade trees sits Lexington Park. There are multiple jungle gyms, child- and…More 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.
In 2006, a $7.7 million renovation of Dilboy Stadium transformed this once forlorn state-owned facility into a…More 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, 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.
Swings, slides and all manner of climbing fun await at this well-planned park, which also offers plenty of black-top…More 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, MA02143 Our 4.1 square mile city may be the most densely populated city in New England, but we've still managed to squeeze in…More 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.
Established in 1900 at the peak of Somerville's turn-of-the-century population boom, Lincoln Park is one of the…More 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.