Just climbed to the top of Beacon Hill? Kids whining that their legs hurt? No problem. The Myrtle Street Playground is here and wonderful enough to prove a nice distraction from minor woes. A stone's throw from the Massachusetts State House and the Museum of African American History, Myrtle Street gives all who visit a taste of what it's like to be a Boston city kid, or the parent of one. Renovated in 2000, this small but well-planned and clean playground will delight children and adults alike. Plenty of benches allow the walk-weary to rest. Equipment includes a climbing structure with slides, a glider, fire pole, and the ever popular crazy daisy. You'll also find two bucket swings and two big kid swings. If you've brought some lunch along, all the better. The playground is a cozy spot to enjoy a picnic in the city and meet families who live nearby.
A great spot for the kids. It's small, clean, and user friendly. When you're ready to continue your tour of Boston, the Boston Common is right around the corner. The Common has a playground, too, but it's not nearly as nice.
You'll most likely walk here while you're touring Beacon Hill. The closest "T" stop is the Charles/MGH on the Red Line. Or you can take the Green line to Park Street, walk across the Common towards the State House. It's right down from Joy Street.
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