Located on Chandler Street adjacent to the Hardy School, this park includes two woodchip playgrounds designed…More 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.
Fidelity House 25 Medford St, Arlington, MA02474 Fidelity House is a nonprofit community center, close to Arlington Center that has been part of the community for more…More than 50 years. It offers programs such as tot time, pre-school sports, arts and crafts, intramural and instructional sports leagues and clinics, gymnastics and many others.
Located adjacent to the Dallin School, Florence Field includes a baseball diamond, basketball court, soccer field and…More 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.
Though currently closed while undergoing renovations, the Arlington Veterans Memorial Ice Rink is due to re-open by…More September 2010 and will be available for public skates and party rentals through March. The regulation-size rink is also home to Arlington Hockey and Figure Skating Association, Arlington High School, Arlington Catholic High School and a variety of other groups
For skate rental rates and hours, go to the rink's website or call 781-316-3887 (evenings and weekends only). For information on party and event rentals, call the facility manager at 781-316-3882 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm).
Located behind Ottoson Middle School, this small park includes a baseball diamond with dugouts, a small playing field…More and wooded paths leading up the hillside. Ottoson field can be reached from Acton Street, which runs behind the school or from the dead end on Harvard Street. Parking is available in an adjacent lot.
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.
Edith M. Fox Branch Library & Community Center is a branch of the Robbins Library. It is open three days a week,…More and has a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, young adults as well as children, in addition to newspapers and magazines. Small collections of videos and large type print books rotate from the Robbins Library to the branch on a regular basis. CD-ROM games for children are available to borrow. Infant-toddler programs, pre-school storytimes and sing-alongs are offered.
In 1965, the Robbins Library learned of a bequest from Edith M. Fox for expansion of the East Branch building. In 1969 the building was completed and named for its chief benefactor. The library was closed briefly from July 1989 to June 1990 due to economic constraints, but reopened in July 1990 after Arlington residents voted additional funds in a referendum. In 1994 the building became a library and community center.
With it's rolling hills, sprawling playground and sweeping views of the Boston skyline, Robbins Farm is a true…More 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.