The Downer Ave Playground is Now Open!

In cooperations with Boston Parks and Recreation and the Friends of the Playground, we are happy to announce that the Downer Ave Playground is now open for use. The Playground features the following amenities:

  • Children play area
  • Multipurpose sports area
  • Fitness station
  • Dog recreation area (dog rec area rules)
  • Plaza with accessible tables
  • Amphitheatre / Lawn space

The park is open from dawn to dusk, and the dog play area from 6.30a to 8.30p. We ask that you please review and adhere to all rules posted throughout the park for use of the various park areas/amenities. Note that Boston COVID-19 protocols are required for the entire Playground space. Organized activities may require a permit from the Parks department (please contact

Please be mindful of these to respect abutting neighbors and other Playground users.

If you are interested in helping out with the Playground (general assistance, programming, plantings, dog rec area, etc), consider joining the Friends of the Park group. Please fill out this form or email