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Parks and Playgrounds

  • Eastern Cambridge / Kendall Square Open Space

    New Open Space in the Vicinity of Kendall Square

    CDD is planning for new open spaces in the Kendall Square area and is exploring ways to create an interconnected network of parks that serves a variety of users, and provides a range of different experiences and environments.

    Eastern Cambridge / Kendall Square Open Space Study 

  • Cambridgeport Parks Improvements

    Dana Park waterplay

    The City is redesigning and renovating Alberico Park, Fulmore Park, and Old Morse Park in the Cambridgeport neighborhood. Find out what will be included in these new and improved parks!

    Three Cambridgeport Parks Design Process

  • Healthy Parks and Playgrounds

    Image of Spinning Dish Play Feature

    Cambridge is working to provide a diverse range of play opportunities throughout the city that are fun, physically challenging, creatively stimulating and socially engaging, and that serve children and adults of different age groups, ability levels and interests.

    Healthy Parks and Playgrounds

  • Maps and Information

    Public Parks Playgrounds and Reservations Map

    Learn about Cambridge's more than 70 public parks and playgrounds!

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What We Do

CDD's Community Planning Division conducts open space planning throughout the city and oversees major design, construction and renovation projects for Cambridge's parks and playgrounds. Community Planning staff also frequently consult with City departments and other groups on open space projects.

Open space in Cambridge is the collective responsibility of several departments including the Department of Public Works (responsible for park maintenance and operation), the Department of Human Service Programs (responsible for recreation facilities and programs), the Conservation Commission (responsible for environmental permitting and community gardens) the Water Department (responsible for Fresh Pond Reservation) and the Arts Council (responsible for public art installations). CDD collaborates with these departments and others through the work of the Open Space Committee.