The 10 Best Playgrounds in Massachusetts!

From spring through fall, Massachusetts kids spend countless hours at playgrounds throughout the state. Swinging, sliding, climbing and more, they burn off energy while soaking in the fresh air and sunshine. The following playgrounds are the best in the Bay State. Check one out if you’re in the neighborhood with your little one. 

1. Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park, Boston, MA

Featuring fixed musical instrument structures in a maze, as well as a vast assortment of swings, slides, climbing structures and more, Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park has a modern, well-kept playground where kids can easily spend a few hours at play. Add in the ocean view and the equipment made especially for children with disabilities, and this place is akin to a dream come true.

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2. Ronan McElligott Memorial Playground, Westford, MA

Not only does Ronan McElligott Playground feature playground equipment for kids of all ages, it features playground equipment for kids of all abilities, too. The place is extremely well maintained and its rubber ground cover makes for the perfect landing when little ones fall down.

3. Castle in the Trees Playground, Littleton, MA

Castle in the Trees Playground was completely revamped in 2016, and features a modern castle-style playground that is perfect for kids of all ages. A separate play area with smaller scale equipment is available for toddlers. Plenty of trees make for a nicely shaded playground.

4. Emerson Playground, Newton Upper Falls, MA

If your kids have never played on musical playground equipment, you’ll definitely want to bring them to Emerson Playground. The one-acre expanse has swings, climbing structures and more, as well as soccer and softball fields, which are perfect for kite flying, playing tag, and running races.

5. Charlesbank Playground, Boston, MA

Located near the Charles River, Charlesbank Playground is a modern, fun place for kids of all ages to play. In addition to lots of modern playground equipment, there’s also a small waterpark, perfect for hot summer days in the city.

6. Moulton Playground, Wakefield, MA

Featuring rope climbing, monkey bars, swings, slides and an overhead pulley to ride on, Moulton Playground is well maintained and fenced in. Kids of all ages can easily spend a couple of hours enjoy outdoor play at this playground.

7. Peter Gilmore Playground, Waltham, MA

Featuring a playground and a kiddie park, Peter Gilmore Playground even has covered seating for parents and caregivers that keeps out the direct sun and sprinkles. A variety of equipment options, there’s plenty to do for all ages.

8. Drummond Playground, North Andover, MA

Drummond Playground features two separate play areas—one for toddlers and one for older kids. Partially fenced in and impeccably clean, it’s a fun, safe place to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.

9. Heritage Park, East Longmeadow, MA

Heritage Park is an excellent playground for children, with modern equipment and a safe, green area in which they can play. It’s a great place to have a picnic, so bring lunch and a blanket. Let the kids enjoy another round of play after lunch. They’ll be tired on the way home!

10. Community Field, Holyoke, MA

Modern playground structures and a water feature make up Community Field. Locals say it’s clean and safe, too. This playground ever has clean, modern restrooms, which is a huge bonus for those with small kids.

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