Boston Playgrounds | The Best Playgrounds in Boston for Kids
Boston features many playgrounds throughout the city and in the suburbs. Spring, Summer and Fall are peak times to be outside in Boston, and having a favorite go-to playground, or discovering a brand new one can make any day a fun adventure. View a full list of open DCR playgrounds as of June 15, 2020 per the COVID-19 re-opening plan.
Great shoreline park with views of Logan planes landing, beaches, endless walkways, playground, snacks at Sullivan's, and of course Fort Independence.
A cool, state of the art playground in the heart of Cambridge. Slides are embedded into hills. There is a swing set for toddlers, a multi-directional dish-shaped swing that can be used by several children at once, a...
This is a newer playground specially designed for the toddler set. It features a wide variety of play structures and a sandbox with equipment and toys. Fenced in, with a gate, in a quiet wooded setting.
A very peaceful park on the Charles River in Newton. There are ducks, geese and swans for kids to feed, and playground equipment for tots and kids. There is also a picnic area and restrooms.
Two playgrounds in one, featuring a large play structure with 3 slides, a rock climbing wall and some swings. Another play area in the front has a rope climb, monkey sliders, and undergound microphones.
The Capron Park Zoo is a great place to bring the entire family. This zoo is a small park with plenty of animals to see. The river otters offer plenty of entertainment with their tricks and performances that they seem...
A waterfront park that has activities for everyone: a jungle gym, open fields, tennis and basketball courts, soccer and softball fields, and a public boat ramp!
Situated along the banks of the Charles River, it's a family's dream; a spot where the kids can swing, run, climb, and pretend, while parents enjoy the sun glimmering on the Charles. In the summer, there is a spray...
The Esplanade playspace is a new playground area along the Charles River with neat new structures for climbing, zip lining, spinning, swinging. Come check it out!
The Columbus Waterfront Park has a great playground, free views of the waterfront, a pretty rose garden, and plenty of room for kids to run around and burn off
Great open playground, better for preschool age, but toddlers can climb too with supervision. Features a great spray fountain for those hot summer days.
The Dorothy Curran Playground is the City of Boston’s most accessible playground, designed with physically challenged children in mind. The entire playground is designed for maximum wheelchair accessibility with...
The EMC Playground in Hopkinton is wonderful for a variety of ages - more for toddlers. There is a lot of shade, benches, four baby/toddler swings, and the climb-on area is big enough for mom to get up there too with...
Offers a large playground, animal farm and nature hiking path. Picnic tables are available throughout the grounds. Bathrooms and drink machines can be found in the main building.
This is an awesome playground with lots of climbing structures, slides, swings, 2 baby swings, room to run around, and plenty of shade. Great for all ages.
What a great park for kids of all ages! There is a gated/enclosed toddler park and a play set for older kids too. Grassy area and ball field are nice, and there is a covered structure where you can get out of the sun....
Great hidden playground in Hingham, MA. Most only know of this wonderful playground if they live in Hingham! It has multiple playground sets for all ages, swings for all ages, a climbing wall for little ones, a little...
The playground is designed for children under 8. There are swings (including baby swing), slides, places to climb, a sandbox, and open space to run around. The playground is located next to Stone Park near Ashland center.
Adjacent to the Boston Children's Museum on the Smith Family Waterfront in the Seaport District, Boston Parks and Recreation Department has created an inclusive park and play space that is the first of its kind in the...
Nice fenced in playground along Route 27. Includes 4 Baby swings, plenty of shade, sandbox, a large fun climbing structure, slides, and lots of room to run around.
During the summer, the beach portion at NARA has a daily rate for swimming. Families can rent boats, use the playground, walk the trails, or take in a concert at the ampitheatre.
The 5,000-square-foot splash pad at Nelson Park is a refreshing place to cool off in the heat, and features motion and push-button activated jets of water shooting in different directions off a cool rubberized surface.
A nifty new playground featuring structures for various ages, a spray deck, fully fenced-in and safe for the kiddos, trails, bridges, picnic tables, and doggy friendly running spots.
Wonderful outdoor playground with a jungle gym, swings, and cedar grounds. Equipment is shaded for sunny days.
A giant, wooden play structure in Exeter, NH, designed with the input of 1200 elementary age children, local artists, and representatives from the special needs community. Come to the playground 'for out of this galaxy fun!'
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This is an enclosed playground. One side is designed for toddlers and the other for older children. The area is wooded and you can see horses through the trees.
This Sudbury Playground includes a Boundless Playground area designated for 5 – 12 year olds and a new 2 – 5 year old tot lot. Loads of unique climbers & slides to explore for children of all abilities.
Wonderful playspace is conveniently located along the esplanade. It's divided into two separate, gated areas. One for toddlers and one for older kids.
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For more information about playgrounds in Boston, including Martin's Park, this helpful interactive playground map created by Boston Parks and Recreation is a great resource for plotting out where your next adventure will be.