Awhile ago, someone told me about a unique playground made entirely of wood. With this beautiful weather we’ve been having, I thought it was time to check it out. I packed the family in the car and told them we were headed for an adventure. The directions I had basically told me to find a Chinese restaurant on Rt 19 in Abington and make a right. So that’s what we did. Amazingly, I picked the right Chinese restaurant (which is now out of business) and made that right. With the help of some kind pedestrians we found it! Beaver Brook Playground!
This is a really neat place. It sort of reminds me of a bunch of Lincoln logs used to make peaks, tunnels, bridges, hideaways, balance beams, platforms, etc… It is literally a huge playground of all wood and tires. The kids had a blast exploring it! Even the little guy was able to run through it himself. Unlike new playgrounds these days that have huge 12 foot drops every few feet for fire poles, rock walls, etc… which my 19 month old doesn’t yet understand not to walk off of, this one was fairly contained which allowed my son to run through it freely.
It had a lot of unique characteristics that made it worth the drive and my daughter has already been asking to go back to that “awesome wood playground.”
How to get there:
Put in the address for Beaver Brook Elementary School
1 Ralph G Hamlin Jr Ln,
Abington, MA 02351
(The playground is ACROSS the street from the school, hiding behind the tennis courts)