It is a “no brainer” that getting outdoors for some fresh air, socializing, and energy expenditure is a healthy activity for kids and playgrounds are an easy place to go to make all of that happen. Besides Wellesley’s various elementary schools which all offer playgrounds that may be accessible on weekends when kids are not in school, here are some public playgrounds you can visit any day of the week and that are scattered throughout the town borders.
- Warren Park – is perhaps the most diverse of Wellesley’s playgrounds in that it has something to offer various ages. For toddlers, there are miniature play equipment and swing sets. For older kids, there are larger swing sets and play equipment including a climbing wall. There are open grassy areas for running around and there are even basketball courts that teens might enjoy. Warren Park is located at 90 Washington Street.
- Perrin Park – is more of a quintessential, old-fashioned children’s playground. Play structures, swings and sandboxes join picnic tables and shady trees, all in a pet friendly atmosphere. Perrin Park is located on Thomas Road.
- Phillips Park – is a nice quiet playground nestled in a neighborhood and most easily accessed from Wellesley’s Brook Path. It features some whimsical play structures, including one that looks like a fire truck and well as offering basketball courts and a nice, flat grassy field. If driving there, it is located off Washington street with an entrance on Seaward Road.
- Ouellet Playground – is likely most suitable for smaller children due to its smaller scale play structures and slides. However, it is adjacent to Ouellet Field which offers an area for an older child to run around or kick a ball. Ouellet Playground is located at 21 Charles Street in Wellesley Hills.
Whatever neighborhood you may reside in, the town of Wellesley offers a nearby option for doing what children do best, which is to play and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. For more information on living in Wellesley, Ma go to http://theshulkinwilkgroup.com.