Larz Anderson Park, Brookline

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Larz Anderson Park is a wooded, landscaped, and waterscaped 64acre parkland in Brookline, Massachusetts that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The southwest corner of the park is in Boston. The park contains playing fields, picnic areas, gardens, waterways, an ice skating rink, and two sites of special interest:Larz Anderson Auto Museum, the oldest automobile collection in the United StatesPutterham School, a one-room schoolhouse from colonial times As Larz Anderson Park is about a half-mile away from Jamaica Pond it might also be considered a de facto extension of Boston's Emerald Necklace into the town of Brookline.FeaturesSet amidst a landscape of ponds and trees are athletic fields, historic buildings and a skating rink. The Boston skyline can be seen from atop the main ridge and the open, rolling hills make the park one of the best kite-flying spots in the area. Brookline requires permits for the use of any of the park's 12 picnic tables, which offer access to barbecue grills, for a controversial fee of $40 per four-hour block and $80 per eight-hour block ($80 and $160, respectively, for non-residents). Stakeholders have criticized the exorbitant fees for the use of a public park as unnecessarily exclusionary to both residents and non-residents, particularly to disadvantaged youth.
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  • Great community garden worth a walk through. Placid pond with gazebo. Very chill environment with everyone gathered. I love this place!  more »
  • Larz Anderson Park has beautiful rolling hills, and is a great place for a walk or a picnic. There's a nice ice skating rink in the winter (outdoors) and an underrated Car Museum on site. A good quiet...  more »
  • This place is beautiful and serene. Great views of the city but nestled in green. Great place to have an outing with family or to enjoy a game of little league. Amazing place to take a romantic walk and capture beautiful photos.
  • Great place to walk, great shaded playground for kids. Covered space with picnic tables for gatherings. Bathrooms available. It has great views of Boston and Cambridge from the top of the hill. Also available is The Larz Anderson's Transportation Museum is on site.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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