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Parks and Playgrounds

  • The Cambridge Parks and Playgrounds Guide

    Cambridge Parks & Playgrounds Guide

    Cambridge has over 80 parks and open spaces. This guide lists parks and open spaces throughout the city and includes neighborhood maps to help you find them. Explore a new park today!

    Download the Guide

    View the Guide as an interactive Story Map

  • Open Space Planning

    Map of Open Space 7 Year Action Plan

    The City of Cambridge is conducting a planning process to guide its work around parks and open space. Through this work, we will be updating our Open Space and Recreation Plan for submission to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

    Open Space Plan Update

    Questionnaire: Tell Us How You Use Parks!

  • New East Cambridge Parks

    Rendering of new Triangle Park in East Cambridge

    The City is designing and constructing three new parks in the East Cambridge neighborhood. Find out what will be included in these new parks!

    New East Cambridge Parks

  • 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.