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The Best Parks In Boston

Boston ParksIn between taking the kids to and from school, working, keeping a clean home and making some time for yourself, things can get a bit hectic.

That’s why we’ve taken a look at some of the best parks in Boston. These parks are a perfect way for the whole family to unwind whether you decide to go for a picnic or just a leisurely stroll.

Keep on reading to learn more about 5 of the best parks to visit in Boston!

Danehy Park

Sherman Street, Cambridge

If you’re looking for a large park with enough space to do pretty much anything, Danehy Park is the one for you. The park boasts 3 soccer fields, a running track, and 3 playgrounds for kids, all over 50 acres. The park, formerly a city landfill, is also a great place for picnics.

Piers Park

Marginal Street, Boston

Prefer a park with a view? Piers Park has you covered. With 2,000 feet of waterfront, Piers Park has a beautiful view of the harbor. With 28 picnic tables, a 24,000 square foot playground, and a spray fountain area of over 2,000 square feet, Piers Park is the perfect place to take the kids for a weekend outing.

Larz Anderson Park

Newtown Street and Lee Street, Brookline

Does your ideal picnic include grilling up some burgers and hot dogs? If so, you should take a look at Larz Anderson Park, the only park in Brookline allowing the use of grills. In fact, the grills are already provided with 6 of them scattered throughout the park. Don’t worry about seating either, there are 12 picnic tables in the park to accommodate you and your family.

Hynes Field

VFW Parkway, West Roxbury

Hynes Field recently underwent some renovations, meaning park goers can expect a top-notch experience. A baseball diamond, two playgrounds, a small climbing wall, and a popular spray fountain are all part of the Hynes Field experience. If you’re looking to cool down in the summer, take your kids to Hynes Field to play in the spray fountain for some summertime fun.

EMC Park

Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton

Have a teenage son who’s outgrown the playground? A trip to EMC Park in Hopkinton might be just the thing to get them excited. Home of the Hank Fredette Skate Park, EMC has all of the ramps and verts your son will want. Not only does EMC sport a skate park, but it also houses two playgrounds, a baseball field and bike paths, making it fun for the whole family.

Any of these parks are fantastic for a weekend out with the family. Explore them and let us know which one is your favorite. Already have a favorite park? Let us know in the comments below!

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