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Alexander Kemp Playground

Location:36 Waterhouse Street, Cambridge, MA
Ages:Toddlers, Kids
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Playgrounds
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Alexander Kemp PlaygroundThe stunning Alexander W. Kemp Playground at Cambridge Common is worth a visit at any time of year, but in the summer the main attractions are a shower-like water feature and a pump wheel you can spin to send water running down a series of tables into the sand area.

The redesigned Alexander W. Kemp Playground at the Cambridge Common was completed and opened in summer 2009. It has a variety of play features to stimulate challenging physical activity as well as creative, exploratory, imaginative and social play for kids of all ages.

The playground design is a landscape of hills, valleys, sand, wooden branches and stumps, living plant material, and loose wooden blocks to build with. It is a place where kids can invent their own forms of play.

Many features are made from naturally decay-resistant wood. Slides are embedded into hills. Turning a crank sends water cascading down a series of tables into the sand area. There is a swing set for toddlers, a multidirectional dish-shaped swing that can be used by several children at once, a see-saw with multiple seats at each end for groups of children (or adults), and a “merry-go-round” that is at ground level to provide wheelchair access.

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Alexander W. Kemp Playground , Waterhouse Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

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