As you can tell from looking out the window — or from all our pleas for consigned summer wear — warmer weather is headed our way. Where do you go with your children locally to enjoy the great outdoors during this time? Growing Up is lucky to be so close to the Beaver Brook Reservation’s sprinkler park — just down Trapelo Road. Another nearby treat is Victory Field in Watertown which has a squishy-surfaced playground for the preschoolers and another one for the big kids.Adjacent Arlington has two family favorites: Menotomy Park is a great oasis and known for its letterboxing. Robbins Farm in Arlington Heights is a super place for kite flying.
If you’d like more information on these parks, or if you’re looking for something else, try out the new Website Plaground Hunt, the most comprehensive guide to playgrounds in Massachusetts. Using Google Maps, this interative Website uses location to point you toward playground reviews. Thanks to our Facebook fans for this and all the other great tips about playgrounds in the greater Belmont area! See you at the swingset.