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Edwards Playground
Main St & Eden St, Charlestown, MA 02129
Edwards Playground is a big open space on Main Street, at the midpoint between Thompson and Sullivan squares and next toMore Edwards Middle School. There is a big lawn for picnics and sunbathing, as well as a playground and street hockey and basketball courts. It's not the best-kept park in Charlestown but serves as a de facto backyard for the people who live nearby.
Doherty Park
Bunker Hill St & Saint Martin St, Charlestown, MA 02129
Also known as Charlestown Heights, this park was designed in 1891 by Frederick Law Olmsted. Its three acres bridgeMore Bunker Hill Street to Medford Street and visitors can travel down the hillside that separates the two streets on an Olmsted-style meandering path constructed with Roxbury puddingstone. The park has a lot to offer: Playgrounds for young children, a basketball court, picnic tables, grassy fields, park benches and lots of space for a leisurely walk. From the top of the path that leads up from Medford Street, there is an excellent view of Boston harbor.
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