61 Eastern Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Ages: Older Kids
Type of Turf: Wood chips
Fun Factor: ★★★★★
Interesting Equipment: ★★★★★
Swing Variety: ★★★
Shade: ★★, but SLIDES!
Relaxation Potential: ★★- SLIDES?!
Friendliness of People: Who cares! SLIDES!
Admittedly, this place is miles from the South Shore... but every single kid in the van declared it worth the trip and traffic. Reviewers had never seen slides as impressive as this pair. They raced for 70 minutes while their teacher timed them on a sports watch. Madison took the grand prize with her 2.9 second run. Windbreakers helped with speed, although we all wished we had access to Clark Griswold's “noncaloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant" in Christmas Vacation.
Robbins Farm Park is across the street from Brackett Elementary School. Street parking is available. .