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Stage Fort Park Playground

Stage Fort Park Playground – 24 Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA Highlights: This playground sits in a park that could provide an entire morning or afternoon of fun. There are two beaches, plenty of picnic space, and several places for scenic photo-ops. Bummers: There was clearly an old metal playground here before the new one was built, and nobody has […] Read more…

Shedd Park

Shedd Park – 433 Rogers Street Lowell, MA Highlights: This is a newer playground with lots of space to run around and structures suited for younger and older kids. Bummers: The splash pad is only open on weekends until July, which is stupid considering how hot the weekdays in June can be, and how short […] Read more…

Lt. Ross Park

Highlights: This playground is really two playgrounds. The brightly colored plastic and metal equipment is the Adventures for Angels playground, which is accessible (find more accessible playground listings HERE) and very toddler-friendly. Behind it, and connected by an opening in the fence, is a larger space with two wooden structures. One structure is suitable for school-aged […] Read more…

Clarke Park

Highlights: This park is set at the edge of Martin’s Pond, so there’s a pretty nice view, in addition to a decent variety of activities within and beyond the playground. My daughter loved the merry-go-round and rolling slide. The sand volleyball court also doubles the world’s biggest sandbox. Bummers: Whoever decided it was a good idea to […] Read more…

Don Ball Park

Don Ball Park – Humphrey Road, Derry NH Highlights: Bummers: What’s Nearby: Enclosed: No. Restrooms: During the summer there are real bathrooms in the snack bar building with several stalls each. Year round there are porta-potties up on the hill by the baseball diamond. Seating: Shade: None on the playground, one or two benches are shaded […] Read more…