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Larz Anderson Park

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Address: 25 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02445-7406
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+1 617-730-2081
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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relaxing park

This is not a crowded park and it does not stand out as much, but it is nice and relaxing. Good if you want to be away from the crowd.

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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633 reviews
329 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is not a crowded park and it does not stand out as much, but it is nice and relaxing. Good if you want to be away from the crowd.

Thank Danuza
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

On the top of the hill, there is a beautiful spot that overlooks downtown Boston. There is a ton to do here and you will never get bored! Beautiful park overall!

Thank Anna A
Boston, Massachusetts
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227 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Hubby & I have been here many times. Nice I work nearby and he can come by and pick me up on my lunch hour break and take a peaceful moment out to relax in our crazy hectic world. This park is absolutely amazing! There's an incredible car museum on one side, an outdoor ice rink for winter fun, a... More 

Thank lighthouselady63
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Larz is open all year round.... with a hockey rink, baseball diamonds, a museum, and perfect sledding/running hills. The view of Boston is unbeatable, and in the summer, there are areas to BBQ.

Thank Jimmy A
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Larz Anderson is a wonderful must-visit park. It almost feels like a secret because if you go there on a weeknight to watch a sunset you might be the only person there. It's a great place to wander, play frisbee or toss a baseball, sit and read with a view of the skyline, fly a kite, etc. Drive to the... More 

Thank Lisa C
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The online reservation process to reserve BBQ sites in this park is horrible, and to reserve a site (which can accommodate only up to 8 individuals) is $80 for half a day. $80 for access to a picnic table, trash can, and charcoal grill for one half of one day, and that's only IF you can get the website to... More 

Thank Native_Maine-ah
Brookline, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Beautiful park with sports fields, grilling/picnic areas, water features. Beautiful sunset view as well as a view of the Boston skyline

Thank cepo85
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Larz Anderson Park is a wonderful place to roam and play, right on the edge of Brookline and JP. The high hills are great for sledding, kite flying, or watching July 4th fireworks. The small fenced playground is ideal for the 8 and under set. There is a pavilion for picnics and parties (needs to be secured with a permit... More 

Thank mom2tristanella
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Beware! Don't try and sit at the picnic tables without a permit. But if you want a nice spot by a small lake with peace and quiet, come to Larz Anderson park. Head towards the little rotunda. And it is dog-friendly which is nice.

Thank manu_sarna
Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained outdoor ice skating rink with a separate smaller rink for younger kids and people learning to skate. Always fun!

Thank SandraKo

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