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Ed Banks Custom Golf Service
1165 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Ed Banks has been repairing golf clubs in Arlington for 33 years. Regripping, reshafting and any other repairs neededMore are handled by Ed with his extensive experience. There are no items for sale, as the shop is strictly for repairs. Hours vary on Saturday mornings: call to check if Ed is in. Usually he is at the shop for at least a couple of hours.
Winchester Country Club
468 Mystic St, Arlington, MA 02474
Established in 1902, the grounds of Winchester Country Club straddle the Arlington and Winchester city lines. TheMore facilities include an 18-hole golf course with an excellent view of Mystic Lake. There is also a racquetball court and a pool for members.
Magnolia Field
42 Herbert Rd, Arlington, MA 02474

Located just northeast of Thorndike Field and the Minuteman Bikeway, this park offers a sandy playground with slides,More swings and basketball court, as well as a large field for soccer or lacrosse. Popular with children and babysitters alike, the playground is often littered with buckets, dump trucks and other plastic toys.

Golfing is prohibited on the field, and organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880. A fenced community garden is located in the north most corner of the park.

Parking on nearby Herbert Road is very limited, but additional parking can be found in a small lot off Margaret Street, between Magnolia and Thorndike fields.

W.A. Peirce Fields
869 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

Located behind Arlington High School on Massachusetts Avenue, the Peirce athletic fields are open to the public fromMore sunrise to sundown, except when in use by the schools or by users with field permits. The facilities include an Astroturf field, six lane track, a baseball diamond and smaller softball diamond, a multi-purpose practice field and two basketball courts. Tennis courts are available across Grove Street at Wellington Park.

The high school athletic facilities have a long list of prohibitions, including: colored beverages, sunflower seeds, tobacco, gum, pets, golf, bicycles, roller skates, skate boards, noisemakers and confetti.

Parking is available in a lot off Mill Brook Drive.

Spy Pond Park
50 Pond Ln, Arlington, MA 02474

Framed by picturesque Spy Pond on one side and the Minuteman Bikeway on the other, this skinny parkway has prettyMore much everything: picnic benches, small sandy beaches, swans and Canada geese (don't feed them), a boat launch for crew teams and stone steps to the pond for those who want to dip their feet.

In the mid-19th century, Spy Pond was the site of a major ice-harvesting operation, with trains carrying ice from the pond to the harbor and Boston for transport to ports throughout the world.  It was also home to powder house of the Arlington militia.

Today, Spy Pond Park is home to the Yood Park playground, which includes swings, slides and a jungle gym on woodchips. Parking is available in a lot off Pond Lane, but the spaces fill up quickly on a nice day. The Arlington Rowing Club keeps its boats on the opposite side of the bikeway and uses the pond for practices.

The park is a short walk from the Spy Pond Playground, which includes several playing fields and tennis courts.

Alcohol, cookouts, swimming and golf are prohibited.

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