It’s Playground Time!

We’ve all had a taste of cabin fever lately and it’s time to get outside! The weather looks great for the weekend so we thought we would highlight some local playgrounds for you to visit. Last summer we wrote about all the Needham playgrounds to visit so check out that post as well.

It’s Playground Time!

In addition to the wonderful playgrounds in Needham, consider a visit to some of the top playground picks in surrounding towns.


Gregory M. Riley Playground (formerly Paul Park), Cedar Street
New park includes separate climbing structures for toddlers and older children, as well as swings and a sandbox. Partial sun and shade.


Caryl Park, Dedham Street
Two climbing structures. One geared to toddlers and one for older children. Includes sandbox with sand toys, small riding toys for use on paved path, play house and bus to climb. Also includes walking paths, port-a-potty, tennis courts and fields. Well Shaded.


Albee E Loker Park and Playground, off Baker Ave before the Walnut School
Newer playground with large colorful climbing structure for children 12 and under. Large slides, a rubber rock climbing wall and tunnels, swings, no sandbox.

Murphy Field Playground, North Main Street
Baby swings, a small sandbox, seesaw, sand diggers and playhouse. There are two large climbing structures, for older and younger children. Shaded.


Albermarle Playground, Albermarle Road
Large colorful playground with lots of new equipment for children of all ages. There are small and large climbing structures spread out on spongy soft play surfaces. Picnic tables, some shade.

Newton Center Playground, Centre St to Tyler Terrace
Set between playing fields, tennis courts, elementary school and gurgling brook. Wooden climbing structure with slides, swings, tubes and bridges. Also includes a newer structure and sand box. Partial shade and sun.


Perrin Park, Thomas Road
Small neighborhood playground with climbing structures, slides, infant swings and a sandbox. Includes a small field and paved path for walking or biking. Well shaded.

Warren Park, 90 Washington St (Route 16)
Large climbing structure geared toward 5-12 year olds, swings, metal caterpillar shaped climber. Smaller climber, sandbox with toys and infant swings. Partial sun and shade.

Visit for a complete list of area playgrounds.


One thought on “It’s Playground Time!

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    Are there any playgrounds that have swings with seatbelts for special needs kiddos?
    There are larger swings in needham, however the seat belts are missing! Booooo!

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