With a range of on-site sports facilities and plenty of activities for families and younger children, Central Park is one of the best-loved green spaces in Boston.

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Originally used as a private deer estate in the late eighteenth century, the park is now one of the focal points of Boston where everyone can enjoy the open space. For family visits, there is a purpose-built skate park and multi-use games area used by visitors and many welcoming community groups. The park also boasts a range of exercise equipment for a free and easy way to get your daily steps up. Central Park’s playground is a great place to take younger children and have some old-fashioned family fun.

One side of the park is home to a bird aviary, a unique offering to enjoy in the green space, and a fantastic place to experience with younger children. Right in the town centre, Central Park is a popular picnic spot during the summer months, giving you space to relax and unwind. There is a café located in the park which offers a range of hot food, ice cream and drinks, and public toilets are available at the entrance to the park.

Why not take the long route to Central Park and experience the Boston Buoys Art Trail, with the last of six buoys in the centre of the park. You can see the stunning ‘By Land’, inspired by Boston’s coat of arms, within the spiral garden designed by British artist Carrie Reichardt.

Central Park is a fantastic green space used for events throughout the year, including fairs, teddy bear picnics and much more. Keep up to date with everything going on in Boston.

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