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Daniel W. Warren, Jr. Playground

Features

  1. Baseball/Softball Field
  2. Basketball Courts
  3. Benches/Seating
  4. Green Dog Park
  5. Multi-Sport Athletic Field
  6. Parking
  7. Pickleball
  8. Picnic Tables
  9. Playground
  10. SplashPad/Water Play Area
  11. Tennis Courts
  12. Walkway/Paths/Trails
  13. Youth Baseball Field

Overview


The Daniel W. Warren, Jr. Playground includes one of the 3 largest playing fields in Brookline. It serves the Heath School and neighborhood as well as being a townwide facility for baseball, soccer, and softball. Separate play areas are spread across a large sloping lawn section, and a mix of hardwoods including elm and black cherry provide a shaded canopy.

One full-size baseball field and 1 youth baseball field, 3 tennis courts, 2 bang boards, 4 basketball courts, and pickleball (6 courts wihin the tennis courts, and 3 courts within the basketball courts) are located in the park. Off-street parking is provided off Eliot Street. A log cabin stands in the center of the park. The Eliot Recreation Center is located at the edge of the park.

Park History


This park was formerly the home of the Rivers School. It was founded in 1915 as an "open air school" beneficial to the students' health. The park was renamed Daniel W. Warren, Jr. Playground in 1980, after Daniel W. Warren, Jr., who became the Superintendent of the Parks and Forestry Department in 1945 and served in that capacity for almost 35 years. Renovation of the park was completed in early 1995. The Town's Recreation Department moved into the building in 2004.

Deed / Title / Restrictions:


The Town acquired the property from Neillian Realty Co. in 1944 with no restrictions.

Additional Information


  • Category: Community Parks
  • Size: 11.1 acres
  • Protection: Article 97
  • Manager: Brookline DPW, Parks and Open Space Division
  • Location: Eliot Street
  • Precinct: 14
  • Inventory Date: October 12, 2004, revised February 1, 2005
  • Vicinity: Surrounded by single-family houses, wooded areas, and neighborhood streets