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Esplanade Playgrounds

The Esplanade is home to 3 unique playgrounds, all are suitable for year-round play. Read about each playground below to determine which location is best for your child.

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Esplanade Playspace

Located near the Hatch Shell and the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge. Built in 2011, this playground features state of the art equipment that is designed to increase upper body strength in children ages 5-12 while also encouraging play. Kids can enjoy a variety of structures for climbing, zip lining, spinning and swinging. If using public transportation take the Green Line to Boylston St. station or the Red Line to Charles MGH station.

Stoneman Playground

Located between Fairfield and Massachusetts Avenue. The playground features an area for both toddlers and kids. The toddler playground, geared towards children three and under, features climbing structures, slides, swings, and a pretend car. The playground area for older kids includes a challenging climbing structure, complete with fire pole, monkey bars, and more.

Charlesbank Playground

Located near the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields and the Museum of Science (Charles Street at Longfellow). Geared toward children ages 5-12, the playground offers several climbing structures with varying degrees of difficulty, including one for toddlers. The playground also features a long tube/tunnel, various slides, and swings. For those who have ‘wheels’, there is a paved path that circles the entire area. If you bring a lunch, the playground offers three good-sized picnic tables.