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“Jewel of Brookline”
Review of Larz Anderson Park

Larz Anderson Park
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Jewel of Brookline”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is a great park and really make Brookline a great place to live. Go and enjoy

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful grounds”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

It is an elegant suburb or Boston and there was nothing to dislike about the grounds or the museum.

Visited March 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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“A lovely spot for walking or relaxing.”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Larz Anderson Park is the former estate of Larz Anderson and his family. It is a favorite place to take a picnic, although if you want to cook on one of their grills or use one of the many picnic tables you must get a permit and pay a fee. The playground is one of the best around Boston and Brookline. There is a lovely pond with a fountain in the middle and koi swimming in it. Hard to imagine that this was once someone's back yard! There are soccer and baseball fields and ice skating in the winter. Ideal for kite flying too. A lovely spot to sit on a bench and catch your breath.

Visited December 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Romantic Park”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

This place is filled with endless spots for couples to fall in love all over again!
Love going here for a spring/summer picnic...a beautiful fountain pond that's surrounded by lots of green grass, tons of areas to take pics, beautiful paths to walk and hold hands, majestic views at the top of the hill.
All this and more is why we chose this area to have our wedding ceremony!
It's also great for kids and families as they have a baseball park, skating rink in the winter and playground.
The antique auto museum in the park as well, is also worth a visit!

Visited August 2011
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Go for the car shows, take a break and let your kids play in the playground”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

From spring through fall, there are car shows every weekend - often on Saturday and Sunday. They are great! There is usually an entrance fee, or you can buy an annual membership to the Larz Anderson Museum. To be clear: The park is fantastic and huge, and the shows are held on park grounds outside the museum - so the museum sort of charges access to the big lawn where the show is. The shows are great, and you can walk around other areas - to the playground - and let your kids run wild. The top of the hill has some nice views as well. A great way to spend a spring, summer, or fall day.

Visited July 2011
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