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Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden


  1. Benches/Seating
  2. Multi-Sport Athletic Field
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Playground
  5. SplashPad/Water Play Area
  6. Walkway/Paths/Trails


Two playground areas are confined within a small amount of square footage. Beyond the school the grounds open up into a large, open sloped lawn and a big terrace located at the side of the school. The perimeter of the lawn area is an old, charming brick wall some of which has recently been restored in 2005.

Park History

The New Lincoln School was established as a Brookline school in 1969. It is located on the site of the Hill-Kennard-Ogden House (known as The Maples in the 1890s). The site was occupied by several private schools until the late 1960s when the old Hill-Kennard place was bought by the Brookline School Department. The new school and grounds were completed in 1994 and include extensive play structures and a multiuse field. The property is located within the Town Green Historic District and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Deed / Title / Restrictions

The town acquired the property as 2 parcels from Park School Corporation for $400,000 in 1970 for the purpose of the public schools.

Additional Information

  • Category: School Playground
  • Size: 4.24 acres
  • Protection: NR, SR
  • Manager: Brookline DPW, Parks and Open Space Division
  • Location: Kennard Road
  • Precinct: 5
  • Inventory Date: October 12, 2004, revised February 1, 2005
  • Vicinity: Surrounded by single-family houses, the Old Burying Ground; 1 block away from Boylston Street