Alexander Kemp Playground
Other Ideas: Capron Park & Zoo; Castle Island & Carson Beach at Fort Independence; KidSpot Playground; NARA Park & Playground; EMC Playground
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.
Dawn to dusk
36 Waterhouse Street, Cambridge, MA map
Alexander W. Kemp Playground , Waterhouse Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.
|We make best efforts to update information, but it changes frequently, so we cannot warrant it. Please call to check Alexander Kemp Playground schedules, fees, and directions before making the trek. We help you, please help us. Report an Error if you find one.|