Wood End Playground 85 Sunset Rock Ln, Reading, MA01867 The impressive playground for children ages 5-12 includes numerous slides, climbing apparatus, monkey bars, ramps,…More swings and other playground equipment for children to explore. There are benches for parents, and the playground offers a softened ground that should temper parental fears about children hurting themselves. There are no skateboards but in-line skates or bikes are allowed on the playground.
Birch Meadow Elementary School Playground 27 Arthur B Lord Dr, Reading, MA01867 Adjacent to tall trees that buffer the playground from the nearby Birch Meadow athletic complex, the playground includes…More slides, swings and other apparatus. Wood chips on the ground help soften youngsters' falls. There are also benches for parents to relax while watching their children play. There are two nearby basketball hoops too. Enter from Birch Meadow Drive.
Clarke Park 61 Burroughs Rd, North Reading, MA01864 This park sits on the south shore of the 92-acre Martins Pond, which is at the end of the Skug River and empties into…More Martins Brook. The Martins Pond Association maintains the park and conducts fund-raising events to help support upkeep. The park contains a beach along the waterfront, a picnic pavilion and grill, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and a playground. Public boat access is available off Batchelder Avenue. Dogs are permitted in the park if they are leashed, although they are not allowed in the playground, and owners must remove any waste.
Sturges Park Pine Ridge Rd & South St, Reading, MA01867 Located close to Route 128, Sturges Park features recreation activities for various ages and interests. The park…More includes a youth softball/youth soccer field, a basketball court, a tennis court, an area for ice skating in the winter and a playground that features four swings, slides and playground equipment. There is also ice skating in the winter. Organized groups must get a permit to reserve playing fields.
Friendly Paws 213 Main St, North Reading, MA01864 Friendly Paws is a full-service pet care company which offers grooming, transportation, pet rehabilitation and daycare.…More Small canine guests under 20 pounds enjoy a heated indoor playground with agility equipment. Friendly Paws also operates a grooming school on-site.
Killam Elementary School Field 333 Charles St, Reading, MA01867 This youth baseball and softball field doesn't have seating, so bring a chair if you're attending a game there. A nearby…More 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.
Little School Complex 7 Barberry Rd, North Reading, MA01864 This park behind the Little School contains three softball fields, a small playground and a basketball court. Bleachers…More and benches line the fields, and a concession stand sits just off the school parking lot. Parking is available in the lot next to the school. All pets must be leashed and all animal waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Moynihan Lumber 164 Chestnut St, North Reading, MA01864 Moynihan Lumber sells lumber and construction materials to individuals and service professionals in North Reading and…More surrounding areas. Products include building lumber, hardware and tools, cabinetry, paints, windows, playgrounds and more.
Glen Meadow Field 16 Edgemont Ave, Reading, MA01867 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.
Humpty Dumpty School 174 Lowell St, Reading, MA01867 This warm, friendly school has been open for 25 years. It is licensed to handle up to 55 children, who come for full-day…More or partial day care. The classrooms are bright and colorful, and the fenced outdoor playground is shady and full of engaging play equipment. Children range in age from newborns to pre-schoolers. Director Jaqueline Duffy has led the school for six years.
J. Turner Hood School Field 289 Haverhill St, North Reading, MA01864 The park behind the J. Turner Hood School features a baseball field with regulation 90-foot baselines. There also is a…More 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.
Joshua Eaton Park 365 Summer Ave, Reading, MA01867 Located behind Joshua Eaton Elementary School, the best way to reach this park is to pull into the school's lot, off Oak…More 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, MA01867 Located at the corner of Pleasant and Eaton streets, Hunt Memorial Field features a youth baseball field with metal…More 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.
Chestnut Street Complex 160 Chestnut St, North Reading, MA01864 Maguire Field at the Chestnut Street Complex is the home of North Reading Youth Soccer. The three soccer fields are…More dedicated to Terry Maguire, who founded North Reading Youth Soccer in 1978. The Chestnut Street Complex also contains a softball field, basketball court and Kidspot playground. All pets must be leashed and all animal waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Washington Park 75 Washington St, Reading, MA01867 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.
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.