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Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Playgrounds
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martin's park playground photoMartinís Park is a beautiful inclusive park and playspace, providing outdoor enjoyment for generations of Boston's children, families, and visitors.

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The park location is on the South Boston Waterfront, next to the Children's Museum.

Martin's park honors the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, Martin W. Richard. The park will be renamed Martin's Park.

Martinís Park sits along the Fort Point Channel and features a lush and inviting playscape with spectacular water views and breezes. There are close to 350 trees, 700 shrubs, 9,400 ground cover plantings, and 4,400 white daffodils.

Wooden benches ó some carved from logs ó provide the perfect resting spot for parents and caregivers. A path winds through the grounds, leading visitors up a slope across a pedestrian bridge to take in views of the water and skyline.

Kids can play on swings, slides, and a replica of a marooned ship. Or they can watch a puppet show in a mini amphitheater.

Today, the Martin Richard Foundation has given out $2.3 million to projects and programs that reflect the values Martin exemplified in his short life: sportsmanship, inclusion, kindness, and peace. It sponsors service days, gives grants to young people who want to lead change in their communities, and funds sports programs for kids with developmental challenges.

The foundation is also the inspirational force behind Martinís Park at the Smith Family Waterfront. The city and state assembled the land, while the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation and the Barr Foundation each gave $3 million. Generous individuals and companies also contributed.

Martin's Park is a beautiful tribute to Martin Richards, and a reminder of how precious life is.

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www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/martins-park

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64 Sleeper Street, South Boston, MA map

Children's Wharf Park
64 Sleeper Street
South Boston, MA

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