The Greenway’s seven water features, outstanding organic spaces, public art, and one-of-a-kind carousel make the parks an ideal location to promote and create play experiences. Play is an essential part of development, allowing opportunities to learn about the world, gain social skills, test theories, and develop language and motor skills. All too often, free play time is restricted by reduction of school recess, safety concerns, and a national increase in screen time.
The Greenway is excited to offer an innovative space for free, unstructured learning experiences, connecting kids, families and adults with the playful elements of our urban park space. Come play on The Greenway!
It's cold out there but, fresh air and play are year-round activities! Join us for our winter Greenway Play sessions both on and off The Greenway. See our play calendar in the right sidebar for more information!
PlayCubes, iconic cuboctahedrons designed by Richard Dattner, leave the play experience up to the child's creativity and imagination.
SaturPLAY is a series of youth-led interventions activating Mary Soo Hoo Park to make Chinatown a better place to live, work, and PLAY! Teenagers from the Asian Community Development Corporation's Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A-VOYCE) program envisioned, planned and implement these activities.
Building off the success of past programming, we have been working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to bring youth groups from around the area to experience play on The Greenway! Youth Adventure Days include lunch from our food trucks, exploring art and play throughout the parks, riding the Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove, and playing in our Rings Fountain.
We have begun scheduling groups for the 2017 season. However, we'd love to hear from interested youth groups, especially those that work with neighborhoods and communities who may come against barriers in visiting The Greenway.
As The Greenway builds its play programming, we will continue to look for innovative ways to engage everyone in everyday play experiences. Play can build community and spaces by providing engaging moments of pure fun.
Have a great idea for play? Contact us!