Cypress Street Playground


Photo of Cypress Street Playground - Brookline, MA
Brookline Ave
Kid Friendly Park
The playground is a long rectangular park located between multi-family houses on the north, Cypress Street on the east, the High School on the west and the Main Gym and Kirrane Aquatic Center on the south. A play area and spray pool are located at the bottom of the slope beside Cypress Street. A basketball court and bleachers stand beside the large multi-purpose field. The fields are used extensively for High School sports, adult leagues, and youth sports. New playground equipment was installed in 1999 and 2000, with donations from neighborhood families and parents of children in the Brookline Early Education Program.
This site, along with the Brookline Avenue Playground, was one of the first municipal purchases for playground purposes in the United States. In 1876, the new property was filled with loam from the Fairmont (now Dudley) Street pit, and thirty young maples were planted. By 1880 the Brookline Athletic Club had built a track and seats for sport exhibitions. The playground was enlarged in 1886. Over the years, the property has been the site of many activities, including ice skating, track meets, baseball, and football.

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