Where You Can Play Sports in Boston

Tennis Court | © llee_wu / Flickr
Tennis Court | © llee_wu / Flickr
Photo of Ashley Kane
Freelance Writer17 February 2017

There are plenty of public courts, fields, and parks where you can play sports in Boston. Whether you’re looking to play tennis, baseball, basketball, or soccer, there are many places to go around the city. Stay active, play community sports, and have some fun!

Boston Common

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Boston, Massachusetts at the Public Garden in the spring time.. Image shot 04/2012. Exact date unknown.
Boston Common and Public Garden are two relaxing oases in Boston | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
The Boston Common is a 50-acre park located in downtown Boston. This green space has something for all fitness lovers. There are baseball fields, tennis courts, and open fields for throwing a Frisbee™ or football. The park also has ice skating at Frog Pond during the winter.

Langone Park

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Langone Park is a waterfront park located in Boston’s North End neighborhood. This park has a scenic basketball court, a baseball field, a playground, and bocce. There is a tennis court located a block down the waterfront path, and there is also a community swimming pool open during the summer months. Next door is the Steriti Ice Rink, offering water views, public skating, and hockey tournaments.

The Esplanade

The Charles River Esplanade has many running paths and open fields for playing sports. There is a baseball field – also used for soccer – as well as a playground for kids. You’ll also find a playground for adults with fitness bars and equipment for stretching.

Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA, USA

Titus Sparrow Park

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Titus Sparrow Park is a neighborhood green space located in Boston’s South End. The park is outfitted with tennis courts, basketball courts, and has community gardens and seasonal events. There is also a playground for children. Boston’s November Project, a free fitness movement born in Boston but now found throughout the country, occasionally holds workouts here as well.

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