5 Playgrounds Worth Visiting

Kress Field Playground
301 Gardner St., Hingham

Renovated in November of 2016, this playground located at Kress Field was specifically designed to be accessible and engaging to children of all abilities. Its features include rubber pathways, handicap swings, tactile slides and sensory boards.

Jack Phillips Playground
Nantasket Avenue, Hull

In 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation made $100,000 in improvements to this playground located on Nantasket Beach. An added bonus, this playground is not far
from Paragon Carousel.

Nelson Memorial Park Playground
255 Water St., Plymouth

This scenic playground located at Plymouth’s Nelson Memorial Park overlooks Plymouth Bay. In addition to playground equipment, there’s a splash pad where children can cool off on hot summer days. There’s also a gourmet snack shack, Goose Point Cafe, which sells homemade salads, sandwiches and ice cream.

Hartsuff Park Playground
148 Hingham St., Rockland

Built by volunteers from the Rockland community in the Summer of 2016, the playground in Hartsuff Park has playground equipment for different ages and abilities and picnic tables with checkerboard tops.

Petersen Splash Pad at Watson Park
Gordon Road, Braintree

With water fountains, mist sprays and even a few water guns, this splash pad is sure to be a hit with any child looking to cool off this summer. The splash pad was built in 2013, using $65,000 that had been willed to the town some 50 years earlier upon the death of tugboat captain August Julius Petersen.

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