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Walking Tour of Olmsted’s Newton Centre Playground

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover how Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision still informs the playground he designed

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted laid out plans for Newton Centre Playground in 1891, putting his characteristic curved, tree-lined paths between ball fields and tennis courts. Discover how Olmsted’s original vision still informs the playground, and learn how different people have used the area over the years for everything from barrel races to archery matches. Our tours are presented with support from Newton-Wellesley Hospital.


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Newton center playground
81 Tyler Terrace
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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