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J. Turner Hood School Field
289 Haverhill St, North Reading, MA 01864
The park behind the J. Turner Hood School features a baseball field with regulation 90-foot baselines. There also is aMore large open area and a paved pathway from the school's parking lot to the field. A small playground sits behind the school at the entrance to the baseball field. All pets must be leashed and all animal waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Killam Elementary School Field
333 Charles St, Reading, MA 01867
This youth baseball and softball field doesn't have seating, so bring a chair if you're attending a game there. A nearbyMore playground allows children to use the slides, climbing equipment and six swings. There is a bench for parents to relax and also an adjacent parking area for bikes.
Rams Athletic Complex
23 Concord St, North Reading, MA 01864
Rams Athletic Complex is a 30,000-square-foot facility featuring a little league field, batting cages, a fitness areaMore and birthday party rooms. It offers individual baseball and softball lessons, leagues, teams and camps. The field and batting cages are available for rental. 
Glen Meadow Field
16 Edgemont Ave, Reading, MA 01867
Adjacent to Alice Barrows Elementary School, Glen Meadow Field offers a youth baseball/soccer field, two tennis courts,More a full basketball court and a playground complete with slides, swings and play apparatus. In winter, the hill at Glen Meadows is a popular spot for sledders. Organized groups must get a permit to reserve playing fields.
Symonds Way
80 Symonds Way, Reading, MA 01867
Situated next to Burbank Ice Arena, Symonds Way includes a picturesque baseball field adjacent to wooded areas. There isMore a scoreboard in right field. The field does not have any outfield fences, but a left-handed power hitter can aim to crush a pitch into the woods. Right-handed power hitters, however, would need to launch a Ruthian blast in order to hit one into the woods in deep left field. If watching a game at Symonds, remember to bring a chair. There is no seating for fans there.
Michael J. Benevento Park
251 Central St, North Reading, MA 01864
Just south of the North Reading/Andover line, this complex is home to the North Reading Little League. The park containsMore three baseball fields, including one that is lighted for night use, and two batting cages. A concession stand is available during games. All pets must be leashed and all animal waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Joshua Eaton Park
365 Summer Ave, Reading, MA 01867
Located behind Joshua Eaton Elementary School, the best way to reach this park is to pull into the school's lot, off OakMore Street. Eaton Park features two youth baseball/softball fields. Spectators can sit on cement steps at one of the fields. There is also a playground with two swings, slides and other play equipments as well as two nearby basketball hoops. Organized groups should obtain a permit to reserve the fields.
Hunt Memorial Field
Pleasant St & Eaton St, Reading, MA 01867
Located at the corner of Pleasant and Eaton streets, Hunt Memorial Field features a youth baseball field with metalMore benches for fans, a snack-shack for those who get hungry or thirsty and a right field scoreboard—in memory of Robert Burns Bell—for those who want to follow the action. The park's playground features slides, four swings, a jungle gym, monkey bars, stairs and a truck to explore.
Washington Park
75 Washington St, Reading, MA 01867
Stone walls invite users to Washington Park, which features a regulation-sized baseball field named after John B.More Pacino. The field is complete with home run markers of 342 feet in right field and 385 feet in right center. Fans can sit on benches to watch the ballgames. Two tennis courts, which are open from 8am to 10pm, offer two benches. The tennis courts are strictly for tennis; street hockey and rollerblading are not permitted. The playground includes four swings as well as slides and play equipment. Organized groups must get a permit to reserve playing fields. 
Instant Shoe Repair
45 High St, Reading, MA 01867

New to Reading, Instant Shoe Repair opened their doors in April 2010. This privately-owned establishment is one ofMore the few cobbler shops in the area. The cobbler can repair all shoe brands of any style, including Birkenstocks. He will dye, sew and replace soles and stitching of worn footwear. However, shoes are not the only product being repaired at Instant Shoe. Services also include zipper replacement, pocketbook and jacket repair, briefcase repair and even re-lacing of baseball gloves. There is a small retail section that has laces, orthopedic shoe inserts, polishes and dyes.

Instant Shoe Repair is conveniently located on High Street across from the Reading Depot. All items left for more than 30 days are donated to local charity.

Ipswich River Park
15 Central St, North Reading, MA 01864
This former farmland was slated for development in the 1990s until the town of North Reading acquired the property byMore eminent domain in 1992. It now boasts two miles of paved walking trails that line the Ipswich River and circle the park, which includes baseball and softball fields, skate park, basketball courts, tennis courts, street hockey rink, and soccer fields. A picnic area and gazebo greet visitors as they enter the park, and tables and benches are located along the trails throughout the park. A canoe launch also is available, with parking for boaters on Central Street. All pets must be leashed and all animal waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Birch Meadow Athletic Complex
62 Oakland Rd, Reading, MA 01867

The crown jewel of Reading's parks, the athletic complex features Reading Memorial High School Stadium, Morton Field,More Castine Field, the Reading Community Tennis Courts at Birch Meadow and fields for softball, youth baseball, youth softball, a lighted basketball court, the Imagination Station Playground and the Grant Memorial Pool.

RMHS Stadium offers plenty of seats for watching Reading Memorial High School football, soccer and track. Recreation runners can use the track, but are asked to not use lanes 1 and 2, and instead stay on lanes 3 through 8. Forbidden from the track are bicycles, cleated shoes, rollerblades, heelies, carriages and animals. The stadium also includes handicapped-accessible bathrooms in the same building as the Lions Den concession stand.

Nearby, lacrosse fans can take advantage of limited metal stands.

Beyond the nearby softball fields is Morton Field, which is the home of the RMHS baseball team. The grass field includes limited metal benches for spectators and nearby batting cages. It's best to park along the tennis courts on Bancroft Avenue for Morton Field.

The nearby tennis courts offer recreation on six courts, and a wall that allows tennis players to practice their game. Each of the courts is separated by a fence, so players don't have to worry about the embarrassment that comes with a poor shot that bounces onto an adjacent court.

Next to the courts on Bancroft Avenue is the playground, which features slides, swings and play apparatus for children.

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