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Pierce School Playground

Features

  1. Baseball/Softball Field
  2. Basketball Courts
  3. Multi-Sport Athletic Field
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. Playground
  6. SplashPad/Water Play Area
  7. Walkway/Paths/Trails
  8. Youth Baseball Field

Overview


The park has an upper level with play equipment and a lower level with a ball field, with a steep, grassed slope between. The playground and field are located behind residences along School Street. The playground is enclosed by apartment buildings and their parking lot on the west, housing on the east and north. This green space serves as the school yard for the Pierce School which connects to the site by means of a pedestrian bridge over School Street. The school does not own the playground. The field is used extensively for youth baseball during the spring. The playground also includes basketball court, play area, tot lot, seating area, and spray pool.

Park History


This property was purchased, taken, and given in 6 separate plots to serve as a playground.

Deed / Title / Restrictions


The town purchased 11,304 square feet of land from Charles Leavitt with no restrictions in 1927 and Mr. Leavitt donated 1996 square feet with no restriction the same year. Fannie Hall Fegan donated 36,575 square feet of land in 1927 and Anna M. and William J. Ward donated some land in 1928 to the town with the plan of land to be conveyed to the Town of Brookline for the Pierce School Playground.

In 1951, the town acquired another 29,306 square feet from Trustees of Fannie Hall Fegan and another 19,487 square feet from Jacob Ditch in 1962 to be developed for recreational, school, playground purpose.

Additional Information


  • Category: School Playground
  • Size: 2.37 acres
  • Protection: Article 97
  • Manager: Brookline DPW, Parks and Open Space Division
  • Location: School Street
  • Precinct: 7
  • Inventory Date: November 2, 2004, revised February 1, 2005
  • Vicinity: Enclosed by apartment buildings and parking lot on the west and housing on the north and east