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“All time favorite park”
Review of Larz Anderson Park

Larz Anderson Park
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
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Brookline, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“All time favorite park”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

There are no words to describe the beauty and functionality of this 70 odd acre gem. Rolling green hills, a lake full of fish, 2 baseball diamonds, soccer fields and the awesome car museum and car shows. THE one thing that sucks are the geese...folks need to STOP feeding them, they defecate (TA doesn't like s..t) everywhere!

Visited May 2013
Thank Naren G
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Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Take in all of Boston before your eyes”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Great open space with lots of private spots. Ice skating and snow sledding in the winter. Lots of dogs, and a ready supply of poop bags. No sidewalks, though, pretty thoughtless. Great for picknics, with charcoal grills all over the lower level of the park. Great playground for kids too.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank HedonistBoston
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Brookline, MA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent for grilling and hanging out”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Very spacious and lots of well maintained grilling stations. They offer an excellent online booking service, although it may be considered somewhat pricey...

Visited June 2012
1 Thank dadachris
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great park in the jamaica Plain boarder”
Reviewed 19 February 2013

This park is right near Boston but still in the ton of Brookline. I have been going here since i was a kid both for Sledding on the HUGE hills in the back or for picnics and a pick up game of baseball n the front. Also there is a small pond at the base of the park that is great for romantic walks or for pushing a child in a stroller. The town is a mix of all types of people so it's nice to see people from all walks of life enjoying the great outdoors

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Locationscout1
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near Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spacious, historic, good view of Boston”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Larz Anderson Park has one of the best views of all the pubic parks in Brookline. There are other parks from which you can see the tallest of downtown Boston buildings but the view from Larz Anderson is arguably the best as the park is so large and never really seems too crowded.

In addition to the view, there's plenty of acreage to explore, much of which is wide open grass, mowed by the town. There's a baseball field, a small public gardening area, a small, picturesque pond, and a few platforms made of stone where the original landowners held plays and other outdoor events.

There isn't much in the way of historical information about the park on site unless you visit the separately-run Larz Anderson Auto Museum (formerly the Museum of Transportation) which is easily seen as you enter the park from Newton Street. Although the stone carriage house, which is home to the museum, remains, the former part-time residence of Larz and Isabel Anderson was demolished, possibly in the 1950s.

A few tips: Dogs love this park because of all the open space. If you're looking for the public restrooms, they're not in the museum, but way over near the baseball field. In the winter, there's ice skating at the top of the hill on the site where the mansion once stood. Entrance to the park is free; the museum costs money.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank jptruck
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