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Clarendon Ave. Playground Now Open

Clarendon Avenue Playground Reopens Following Completion of Improvements  

Cambridge, MA February 4, 2021 -- The City of Cambridge announced the reopening of the Clarendon Avenue Playground in North Cambridge.  
 

Located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Clarendon Avenue, the park features an improved entry plaza and seating area. The park now includes a greater variety of play opportunities with the addition of swings, a water table to accompany the relocated sand play area, and loose play materials to encourage creative play. Other features include the addition of new furniture, a new rubberized surface and shade structure, and additional site plantings. The $1.26 million renovation to the park was funded through a combination of Community Preservation Act funds and free cash.  

“We take great pride in providing high-quality parks throughout the city for our residents,” said City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. 

“We’re excited to welcome everyone back to the Clarendon Avenue Playground,” said Iram Farooq, Assistant City Manager for Community Development. “We’d like to thank all those who had a part in this project, including the Cambridge City Council and Community Preservation Act Committee, city staff, and community members who contributed their time and energy to being a part of the public process for this project.” 

The park improvements were guided by the goals of the City’s work as part of the Healthy Parks and Playgrounds Initiative. The goals of the Healthy Parks and Playgrounds Initiative are 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 all different age groups, ability levels, and interests. 

Before visiting the playground, the public is encouraged to review the services page of the City’s COVID-19 website prior to their visit to learn about any park restrictions. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please remember the basics to wear a mask or face covering, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds when able. 

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