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Parks and nature in Cambridge

Top parks

Park
“Boston Common/Public Garden was created in 1634 and has 80 species of plant. There are places for lunch, picnic and beautiful sight seeing.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Garden
“Oldest public garden in America. I love this park specially during the spring season because of it’s very colorful, vibrant and beautiful tulips and flowering trees. Park is well maintained. Friendly squirrels that will follow you for some food , ducks swimming lazyly in the pond and dont forget to ride the swan boats! ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Lake
“Ranger Station with guided walks, nature programs and path around the reservoir. Also water treatment plant tours.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“Walk along the Charles River or have a picnic lunch. Take the kids or dogs out to play.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Enjoy a fun early morning or afternoon jog and see the famous Hatch shell. Its a great place to view the 4th of July fireworks and they hold classical concerts there.”
  • 28 locals recommend
College Quad
“Bustling and beautiful - see the statue of John Harvard and the classic buildings of the quad”
  • 19 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“The Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in a pond in the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. They operate beginning the second weekend of April and ending the third weekend in September.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lake
“The Boston Commons are an iconic part of historical Boston. You can see the classic make way for ducklings statue, and have a nice walk!”
  • 16 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Beautiful park with walk and bike paths, public boat rentals, stunning views of the Charles River, and much more!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
“Great place to play frisbee, softball, watch cricket or soccer, and to picnic or bring kids to play on the swings. There is also live music at the park in the summer”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Local park adjacent to harvard square and across from harvard yard. About a five minute walk.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Nice park to walk around and it is dog-friendly! You can also go to Charlestown. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Playground
“One of the bigger parks in the area. It has sections for both big- and little kids, with a water-play area. There is also a big lawn where the kids can run around. This park has full shade in parts of it all day so is good if you want to avoid the sun.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Baseball Field
“Big ballfield. But next to it, on Berkshire St., is the Gold Star Mother's Pool, open June-mid-August, admission $.75 (75 cents). Nice place to cool down on a hot day. Open until 7PM, 7 days a week.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Nearby park has a nice playground and field. The closest spot if you need to run the kids around.”
  • 3 locals recommend