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Address: 25 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02146
Phone Number: +1 617 730 2081; +1 617 739 7518
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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take a walk in the park

go up to the top of the hill, and, on a clear bright fall day, you can almost reach out and touch the islands in boston harbor over 6 miles away. in winter, you can toboggan down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

go up to the top of the hill, and, on a clear bright fall day, you can almost reach out and touch the islands in boston harbor over 6 miles away. in winter, you can toboggan down the steep hill---one of the best rides of your life, and for free !-- or you can have an outdoor skate at the... More 

Thank formerlegend
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

lovely at any season of the year for a walk or for ice skatings. the little lake is nice to walk around. the skating rink is reasonably prices for entry and skates rentals.

Thank skdvx
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The park reminds European landscaping. It is great to visit all year round. Has an iceskating ring in winter, and the best sliding slope. For summer visitors, it has a beautiful small lake with swans and gooses. Playground is fine, not too exiting. You can also rent a picnic table. Oh, and an amazing view on top of the hill.

Thank Yulia D
Alexandria Bay, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

On a hill with sweeping views of Boston on one side and the excellent auto museum and pond on the other, this a gem in the Emerald Necklace. Sledding and skating in the winter as good as you can find, though the hill is not for the faint of heart. We have gone regularly for years, first with kids for... More 

Brookline, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This park is a fantastic place for a walk on a hill and alongside ponds and fountains, to bring kids to play on the playground, to rent a spot for a summer barbeque, or play some soccer or baseball. Its best in spring and fall - when the colors are amazing. While the best views are from the top and... More 

Thank Tanvir H
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Easy to find, parking available, beautifully kept...all within a short drive. A perfect place to bring families with room for a family ball game, a lazy nap on the lawn or a simple stroll around lovely surroundings right in the middle of the city.

Thank Travelfancy
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The nicest of all of Bostons public parks. It has it all gorgeous views of the city, a nice pond to stroll around, public garden space, sports fields, an antique auto museum, an ice skating rink, and the nicest tree in all of Boston a huge old willow overlooking the downtown skyline. A must see for Boston residents and visitors... More 

Thank BostonBuck
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is my favorite place right outside of Boston. I was a member of the museum for a year, and the car collection is amazing! Even if you're not a fan, the grounds of the museum are amazing. Take the family, the dog, just walk around! I know that they hold weddings on the property as well. I want to... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Brookline, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lovely grounds; great sledding hills; fun outdoor ice skating; a Brookline favorite in all four seasons.

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Elmore, Vermont
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74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lovely and charming part of the famed Emerald Necklace, this particular park makes you feel like you are elsewhere. All times of year, this is one of my favorite spots. There is a lovely view of the city.

Thank migrantnative

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