The Alexander W. Kemp Playground in Cambridge, Mass., is a newly renovated play space located in the center of Cambridge Common.
The new playground is based on the idea of free play, creating opportunities for kids to follow their imaginations. Enter through its tall iron gates and you’ll find nine interconnected play spaces, all ADA accessible and full of age-appropriate playground equipment (for ages 2 to 12). The playground is a series of hills and valleys with sand, branches and other loose organic material such as giant wooden blocks to encourage building, and is built with reclaimed wood and other eco-friendly materials.
There are climbing nets, wooden dragon boats, fountains, swings, slides carved into hills, a seesaw designed for multiple kids to use together and a special ground-level carousel-like round-a-bout for kids who use wheelchairs (and their able-bodied friends).