Get Out! Local Parks & Open Spaces


Living in a city as packed with people as Somerville (the most densely populated city in New England) and Cambridge (falling not far behind), our personal outdoor space is generally limited to a small deck or patio — if we’re lucky! Fortunately, we do have access to a variety of public resources that allow us to get out and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air – here’s a sampling:

Parks, Open Spaces, Trails: City of Cambridge Parks and Open Spaces City of Somerville Parks and Open Spaces Department of Conservation’s Parks in Greater Boston Friends of the Community Path (Somerville) Charles River Esplanade Fresh Pond Reservoir

Community Gardens: City of Cambridge Community Gardening City of Somerville Community Gardens

Dog-Friendly Parks: Somerville Dog Owners’ Brochure Cambridge Off-Leash Dog Areas

Just Out of Town: Walden Pond State Reservation The Blue Hills Reservation Middlesex Fells Reservation

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