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Directions to Playgrounds from Needham Center:
Broadmeadow
  • Kindergarten and 1st - 5th grade playgroundsTake Great Plain Avenue towards Dedham. Turn left at the gas station, onto Broadmeadow Road. Bear to the left at the bend, and follow to school on the right. Park in lower lot, to the right. Playgrounds located behind school building.

Claxton
  • Recommended for ages 6 and underTake Great Plain Avenue towards Wellesley. At light, turn left onto Central Ave. Follow to large bend, and enter on left after Town Forest entrance. Playground located at far end of parking area.

Cricket
  • Recommended for ages 5 and underTake Highland Avenue to fourth set of lights. Turn left onto Webster Street at Heights Fire Station. Go over the railroad tracks, and take next left onto Hillside Avenue. Take first right onto Sunnyside Road and park adjacent to field. Playground can be seen across the field.

DeFazio
  • Recommended for ages 7 and underFrom Highland Avenue, cross Great Plain Avenue to Dedham Avenue. Follow through set of lights and go under railroad bridge. Park entrance is on left. Playground located directly on the right, alongside the driveway. 

Eliot
  • Kindergarten and 1st - 5th grade playgroundsTake Highland Avenue to fourth set of lights. Turn left onto Webster Street and follow to end. Take left onto Central Avenue and first right onto Cedar Street. Take immediate left onto Wellesley Avenue. Go straight, after stop sign into Eliot parking lot. Playgrounds located behind school building.

Hillside
  • Kindergarten and 1st - 5th grade playgroundsTake Highland Avenue to third set of lights. Turn left onto West Street and follow to base of hill. Turn right onto Glen Gary Road and park in lot. Playground is next to school building, directly in front of lot. Kindergarten playground to the right of the school entrance.

Mills
  • Recommended for ages 6 and underTake Highland Avenue to fifth set of lights. Turn left onto Gould Street. Take fourth right onto Beech Street and right onto Hampton Avenue. Playground is just before the baseball diamond. 

Mitchell
  • 1st - 5th grade playgroundTake Highland Avenue to May Street to Webster Street. Turn left onto Webster Street and take third right onto Brookline Street. Cross over Manning Street. School parking lot is on left. Playground is directly in front of lot. There is no separate playground for Kindergarten and younger children.

Newman
  • Preschool , Kindergarten and 1st - 5th grade playgroundsTake Great Plain Avenue towards Wellesley. Turn left onto Central Avenue and take right into Newman driveway. Follow driveway into parking lot. Playground is located past the far right corner of lot, with features for K-5 aged children.  Preschool playground is located in back of school.

Rebecca Perry
  • Recommended for ages 5 and underTake Great Plain Avenue towards Dedham. At big bend, take left onto Beaufort Avenue. Park is on right, park along field side. Playground is on far side of field.

Riverside
  • Recommended for ages 6 and underTake Highland Avenue through six sets of lights, crossing over Route 128. Take second right onto Highland Terrace. Park is on left, park along field side for the playground.

Walker Gordon
  • Recommended for ages 6 and under.  Take Great Plain Avenue towards Wellesley. Turn left onto Marked Tree Road and follow to end. Turn left onto Central Avenue going past Claxton Field. At first major intersection turn left onto Charles River Street. Parking lot comes up on right, playground is just beyond lot.