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Peirce School Park
85 Park Avenue Ext, Arlington, MA 02474
The Peirce School on Park Avenue Extension has two playgrounds, a basketball court and small open space. The largerMore playground, located off Newland Road, has swings, slides and a jungle gym on woodchips. A smaller fenced-in playground, located between the Newland Road and Blossom Street parking lots, includes swings and a slide on a rubber surface.
Hardy Playground
52 Lake St, Arlington, MA 02474

Located on Chandler Street adjacent to the Hardy School, this park includes two woodchip playgrounds designedMore specially for children as young as 2 or as old as 12. Basketball courts are also located nearby.

Parking on Chandler Street is drop-off only between 7:45am and 8:45am and between 1:45pm and 2:45pm. After 3pm, visitors can also park in the adjacent school lot.

The playground closes at 9pm. Dogs are not allowed.

Brackett School Playground
66 Eastern Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
The Brackett School, located across Eastern Avenue from Robbins Farm, has a woodchip playground, small grassy field andMore basketball court that are open to the public outside school hours. Limited parking is available on adjacent streets.
Parallel Park
Medford St & Parallel St, Arlington, MA 02474
Paralell Park is an Arlington city park that offers a grassy area and a playground. Picnic tables are alsoMore available. 
Bishop Field
25 Columbia Rd, Arlington, MA 02474

Located adjacent to the Bishop School, this park includes a large open field with a grassy knoll at one corner,More softball diamond, basketball courts and a woodchip playground with slides and swings. A second playground also includes several unusual features, including octagonal and spider-web climbing structures, group swings and an oversized xylophone.

Ample on-street parking can be found nearby. Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using the fields.

Florence Field
185 Florence Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

Located adjacent to the Dallin School, Florence Field includes a baseball diamond, basketball court, soccer field andMore two separate playgrounds: an antique set with swings and slides on woodchips, and a somewhat newer playground on sand.

Parking is available on the street.

Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using town fields. Closed during inclement weather, call 781-316-3886 for field closure information.

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.

Scannell Field
90 Linwood St, Arlington, MA 02474

In addition to the bleachers, dugouts and outfield fences, this popular ballpark off Linwood Street offersMore picturesque views of Arlington's Spy Pond. The field is also adjacent to the Minuteman Bikeway and a short walk along the pond to the Yood Park playground and Spy Pond Playground beyond that.

Parking is extremely limited on Linwood Street. Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using fields. It is closed during inclement weather; call 781-316-3886 for field closure information.

Crosby Field
34 Winter St, Arlington, MA 02474

Located adjacent to Dearborn Academy on Winter Street, this park features a large field, four tennis courts andMore basketball court. A small woodchip playground is also located off Oxford Street and features slides, swings and hardtop painted for hopscotch or foursquare.

Play in the tennis courts is limited to one hour when other players are waiting. For field play, organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880.

A porta potty is located near the playground. Limited parking is available on Winter and Oxford Streets (the adjacent lot is reserved for Dearborn Academy).

Spy Pond Playground
99 Pond Ln, Arlington, MA 02474

This park includes a large soccer field, baseball diamond and four tennis courts; but, its most remarkable feature isMore the large concrete bleachers built into the hillside overlooking Spy Pond.

The field is also adjacent to the Minuteman Bikeway and a few hundred feet from Spy Pond Park, which offers a playground, boat ramp, benches and a baseball diamond overlooking the pond.

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

Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using town fields.

Cutter School Park
59 School St, Arlington, MA 02476
Located adjacent to the former Cutter School, which was converted to condos in the 1980's, this small park has aMore woodchip playground with slides and swings, a picnic bench and small grassy area. Parking is available on street; the adjacent parking lot is reserved for The Cutter condos.
The Locke
88 Park Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
The Locke (The Locke School Condominiums) is managed by Barrington Management. The building is located on Park AvenueMore and Paul Revere Road. The construction is beautiful, featuring red brick that houses a barrel vaulted entry way on Park Avenue. There is parking available for tenants and a playground for children in the back. 
Another Place to Grow
118 Pleasant St, Arlington, MA 02476
Another Place to Grow is a child care center located in a large and beautiful home on Pleasant Street. There is a largeMore playground for kids to enjoy, located in the back of the facility, as well as a sizable parking lot to help make child drop off and pick up as fast and easy as possible. The staff meets all state requirements for certification.
Arlington Infant Toddler Center
819 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington Infant Toddler Center is located within the First Baptist Church at Massachusetts Avenue. It has a warm andMore friendly staff who strives to provide exceptional care. There is an age appropriate outdoor playground to provide a safe place for kids to play.
A Place to Grow
50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA 02476
A Place to Grow is located in the Park Avenue Congregational Church. The staff uses appropriate curriculum to challengeMore kids and to help them develop. The playground features three outdoor structures to ensure that all age groups have a place to play and have fun safely.
Parmenter Park
35 Irving St, Arlington, MA 02476

Located next to the Arlington Children's Center and International School of Boston, this small park includes aMore basketball court and woodchip playground with tire swing and slides.

Parking on nearby streets is limited. The park closes at 9pm.

Leonard Design Associates
95 Ronald Rd, Arlington, MA 02474
Leonard Design Associates is a planning and landscape architecture firm. This full-service landscape design companyMore provides services for Massachusetts, the states of New England and New York. The business works on both commercial and residential projects. Leonard Design Associates work on architecture design projects for gardens, swimming pools, spas, waterfalls, hospitals, schools, parks and playgrounds.
Robbins Farm Park
61 Eastern Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

With it's rolling hills, sprawling playground and sweeping views of the Boston skyline, Robbins Farm is a trueMore Arlington treasure. Before becoming a park, the land was farmed for generations by members of the Robbins family, the last of whom, Nathan Robbins, was known to invite town children to play in his fields and orchards. The park was established in 1942 and rededicated in 2003 after significant renovations.

These days, one of the park's top attractions for Arlington children is a pair of long slides built into the hillside above its sprawling woodchip playground, which includes swings, slides and several unusual features, including a child-sized tractor and barn made of wood. Uphill from the playground, park goers will find 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.

A popular site for kiting, Robbins Farm also plays host to summertime movies and the town's Fourth of July celebration. The park is supported by the Friends of Robbins Farm Park, which maintains a Web site www.robbinsfarmpark.org. The site includes updates on renovation projects as well as information about the various far-off points visible from the park.

The park is also home to the Robbins Farm Garden, a cooperative agriculture education project. The group maintains a Web site at www.robbinsfarmgarden.org.

Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using town fields.

Alewife Brook Reservation
10 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA 02140
Alewife Brook Reservation is a protected wildland that serves as a habitat for a variety of birds, both indigenous andMore migratory. A large section of the reservation is designated as a wetland, including Little Pond, the Little River and the Alewife Brook. Alewife Brook Reservation offers a number of recreational opportunities to visitors, including hiking, running, bird watching, tennis courts, playing fields and a children's playground.
McLennan Park
664 Summer St, Arlington, MA 02474
McLennan Park is a public park. It has open space for recreation as well as a playground and skateboarding ramps.More Additional features include multiple soccer fields, a little league field as well as a walking trail. Ample parking is available.
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.

Wellington Park
46 Grove St, Arlington, MA 02476

Tucked into one side of Grove Street across from the high school athletic fields, this small park offers five tennisMore courts, antique playground equipment and a climbing wall with high-ropes course (for use under proper supervision only).

Play on the tennis courts is limited to one hour when other players are waiting. Parking for residents is available in a lot across Grove Street.

Whittemore-Robbins House Park
700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

It would be easy to miss this shady park, which is tucked behind the Robbins Library and Whittemore-Robbins House offMore Massachusetts Avenue. Accessible from the library parking lot or an unmarked cast-iron gate on Maple Street, the park includes a sandy playground, sand box and small field. It is also adjacent to the Robbins Library Garden, a quiet park perfect for reading a book or enjoying a quiet moment alone.

Parking in the library parking lot is extremely limited.

Summer Street Field
422 Summer St, Arlington, MA 02474

Located at the north end of the Arlington Recreation Sport Center, the Summer Street Field includes a large baseballMore diamond with dugouts and lights for night play, a woodchip playground with slides and swings, and basketball courts. The park is also adjacent to the Minuteman Bikeway.

Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using town fields. It is closed during inclement weather. Call 781-316-3886 for field closure information.

Reservoir Beach
250 Lowell St, Arlington, MA 02474

This summertime favorite features a sandy beach beside a chlorinated and filtered pool built into the ArlingtonMore Reservoir, which straddles the Arlington-Lexington line on the north end of town. The beach is open from 10 a.m. to dusk, late June 22 to late August and is supervised by certified life guards.

Beach-goers must buy a tag to enter the facility and present proof of residency to avoid paying an out-of-town fee. Summer passes are also available, and swimming lessons are provided for a fee. For full information, go to the Recreation Department's website.

The beach park also has a small sandy playground with swings and slides. Bikes, pets, ball playing, throwing discs and toys are prohibited in the beach area. Children under 12 must have adult supervision.

The beach is also on a 0.9-mile path that circles the reservoir and connects with Hurd Field, a park off Drake Road with two baseball diamonds and a soccer field, and Rindge Park, a shady Lexington park with a small playground overlooking the reservoir.

Stratton School Park
180 Mountain Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

The Scratton School Park includes basketball courts, a grassy field and a playground with obstacle courses andMore musical features on a rubber surface.

Parking on adjacent streets is restricted during schools hours. Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using town fields.

 

Brackett Elementary School
66 Eastern Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Named for John Q. A. Brackett, former governor of Massachusetts who resided in Arlington throughout his tenure asMore governor, the first Brackett School was built in 1931.The school, in the heart of Arlington Heights, encourages its students to deeply engage with the community and sponsors art shows, encourages parent participation and collaborations. Set on top of a hill overlooking Boston, the school features a playground both on the grounds and one across the street as well.
Buzzell Field
29 Summer St, Arlington, MA 02474

Named after a Vietnam War lieutenant killed on the battlefield, this Summer Street park includes two softballMore diamonds with outfield lights for night play, basketball court and a woodchip playground with slides, swings and a sandbox with digging tools.

A porta potty is located adjacent to the nearby Minuteman Bikeway. Limited on-street parking is available.

Organized teams must request a field permit from the Arlington Recreation Department by calling 781-316-3880 before using town fields.

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