Kid-Friendly Fun: Arlington is the Place for Parks

Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these hot spots. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun.

Arlington has a wealth of parks, and taking the children to one of them is fun for the whole family. Today's Patch Passport takes you on a trip to and .


This park includes a large soccer field, baseball diamond and four tennis courts. The playground area offers a beautiful view of Spy Pond—and a fenced-in play area to keep the kids from running away while you check out some swans. 

Park hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; tennis courts open at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Play on the courts is limited to one hour when other players are waiting.

With it's rolling hills, sprawling playground and sweeping views of the Boston skyline, Robbins Farm is a true Arlington treasure.

One of the park's top attractions for Arlington children is a pair of long slides built into the hillside above the sprawling woodchip playground, which includes swings, slides and several unusual features, including a child-sized tractor and barn made of wood. The slides are being replaced and should be back yet this summer.

Uphill from the playground, there are basketball courts, a baseball diamond and large level playing field for soccer. The farm is also adjacent to the Brackett School playground, which is closed to the public during schools hours—but should be open all summer.


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