About the Public Space and Urban Forestry Division

The Public Space and Urban Forestry Division plans and manages the renovation of existing parks and the development of new parks and open spaces. We work with residents and consultants to create a vibrant network of outdoor spaces for passive and active recreation, relaxation, and environmental health in Somerville.

We encourage community members to get involved with our park projects by attending community meetings, which are advertised on this page, on social media, in local newspapers, and on City calendars. To report an issue in one of the parks, please call our 311 customer service line (or 617-666-3311 if you’re outside the City).

  • Park List and Maps

  • Programs and Initiatives

  • Plans and Reports

  • Donate a Bench or Tree

There are more than 80 parks and open spaces throughout the City of Somerville. Visit the links below for information on a specific park, and please note the City of Somerville's park rules:

  • All City parks are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages is not allowed.
  • If dogs are allowed, you need to keep your dog on a leash. You can find a list of on and off-leash parks here.
  • Water features are on, in season,  from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are on timers and there is a rest time between cycles. Please be patient. Do not hit the activator buttons with excessive force. For a map of the city’s Pools & Water Features, click here.
  • We allow service animals for people with disabilities at all City parks.
  • You may need a recreational permit to use athletic fields or to use a park for an event. Visit the Somerville Parks and Recreation website at somervillerec.com for more information.
  • Neither grills nor open flames may be used in any City parks.


Inventory of Parks and Open Space


Park Projects Under Construction

Lincoln Park
Powder House Community School Site Park
Prospect Hill Park
Renovation of East Somerville Community School & Capuano School Synthetic Turf Fields

Completed Park Projects

Albion Park
Allen Street Community Garden
Chuckie Harris Park
Corbett-McKenna Park
Dickerman Playground
Durrell Park and Community Garden
Edward Leathers Memorial Park
Grimmons Park
Hodgkins-Curtin Park
Kenney Park
Marshall St. Playground
Morse-Kelley Playground
North Street Veterans Playground
Nunziato Park
Otis St. Playground
Park at Somerville Junction
Perkins Park
Perry Park
Quincy Street Open Space
Symphony Park
Trum Field
Winter Hill Community Innovation Schoolyard
Zero New Washington Street

Park Maps

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot? Check Out Our Pools and Water Sprays!

A person with a watering can showers a row of flowers.

This land is your land–so grab your gloves, don your hat, and dig into our fun & eco-friendly volunteer gardening program.

ArtFarm concept building

ArtFarm is Somerville’s proposal for a self-sustaining art and urban agriculture laboratory designed to foster community engagement and creativity.