Photos: Parkman Playground Debuts with Splash Pad, Mini Hoop Area, Picnic Shelter and More

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There's no way the Francis Parkman Playground looked like this back in 1924 when it first opened.

The city recently finished a $1.7 million renovation of the playground on Wachusett Street, and it's got some pretty darn cool features like a splash pad with a runnel, an adult size basketball court and a mini-basketball hoop for the little ones (please bigger kids, don't hang on the rim), and an embankment slide.

The Francis Parkman Playground on Wachusett Street underwent a $1.7 million renovation and reopened August 2019.

The new playground has an inclusive play structure and springers for children ages 2 to 5, and a large inclusive climbing structure for ages 5 to 12.

Two bee themed bouncy seats at the Francis Parkman Playground overlook a climbing structure for children 5 to 12..

There's also a shaded and covered picnic shelter, a water fountain with a drinking bottle refiller, an exercise station, as well new seats and benches, LED lighting, trees, plantings, and a dish swing.

There is a splash pad and a covered picnic shelter at the Francis Parkman Playground on Wachusett Street.

The city will be celebrating the reopening of the playground on Aug. 24 at 11 am with Mayor Marty Walsh, and there will be free refreshments provided by HP Hood.

There are slides for children 2 and older at the Francis Parkman Playground.

An exercise station, and adult and mini basketball hoops are at the Francis Parkman Playground.

Age appropriate and inclusive structures are available at the Francis Parkman Playground.

A multi-story age appropriate inclusive play structure with climbing wall features and slides is at the Francis Parkman Playground.

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