Best of Boston

2024 Best Outdoor Play Space

Louis A. DePasquale Universal Design Playground

Kids let their imaginations run (truly) wild at this fairy-tale-like 30,000-square-foot playground, which includes benches shaped like animals, a music area where kids can play rain and chime sounds, and a splash pad in the summertime. Universal design details like a sensory hilltop tricked out with a marimba and a wheelchair-accessible maze and swings add to the welcoming spirit, as do the cheery wildlife murals from Dominic Killiany, a Watertown artist with autism.