Russell Field

Russell Field

Russell Field is located off of Rindge Avenue adjacent to the Alewife MBTA Station in the North Cambridge neighborhood.  The Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School football team plays its games here. The park also contains two Little League fields and a soccer field.  Renovations to Russell Field were completed in 2006 and included a new field house, renovations to the football, soccer and little league fields, a new tot lot, improvements to pathways, lighting and landscaping, and a renovated parking area.

In January 2018, the City initiated a process to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. 

Russell Field Renovations

The City is developing plans to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. Plans include the resurfacing of both playing fields and site amenities to improve the functionality of the facility.

For additional information on the project, please contact Kara Falise, DPW Project Manager at (617) 349-4827 or, or click here to visit the project page on the Department of Public Works website.

Previous 2006 Renovation

In 1996, a consultant team led by Brown and Rowe Inc. was hired by the City of Cambridge to study the future of Russell Field in terms of renovations and additional facilities at the site. At a series of three public meetings those in attendance made a number of recommendations concerning proposed Russell Field renovations.

At that time the City also received input from various constituents of the park, representatives from City agencies and departments, soccer, baseball and football league representatives, neighborhood groups, and adjacent property owners. There were also discussions with a number of public and private entities including: W.R. Grace, The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC now the Department of Conservation and Recreation), and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

There were two public meetings in Spring 2003, at which time the City of Cambridge with Browne, Richardson, and Rowe Inc. (formerly Browne and Rowe Inc.) introduced a revised plan for the renovation of Russell Field.  There was broad community agreement on the main features of the plan including the proposed field renovations and new field house. There was also a separate public meeting in June 2003 to discuss the design of a new tot lot at Russell Field.

  • Russell Field
  • Entrance to Russell Field
  • New Fieldhouse at Russell Field
  • Russell Field
  • Samp Baseball Field at Russell Field
  • Tot lot at Russell Field

For information about park maintenance, reservations for events, and athletic field permits, please visit the Permits and Maintenance page on our website.

For more information, contact Gary Chan at 617/349-4603 or by email at