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Best outdoor activities in South Boston

Southie Parks/Playgrounds

  • M St/Medal of Honor Park (East side) - has a splash pad for hot days!

  • Marine Park (East side)

  • Moakley Park

  • Buckley Park (West side)

  • Sweeney Park


Seaport Parks/Playgrounds

  • A St Park

  • Martin's Park (right by the Boston Children's Museum!)

  • Harborwalk Playground


Castle Island is great to walk in warmer months. You can stop at Pleasure Bay to enjoy the beach along the way, get a bite at Sullivan's, and enjoy the playground (right by Sullivan's).


The Curley Community Center has an outdoor playground, outdoor area with picnic tables, and a family beach. Membership is free for Boston residents but you have to register online. Learn more here!


Southie has plenty of beaches to enjoy in addition to Pleasure Bay:

  • M St Beach (more family-friendly/less rowdy if you set up closer to the Yacht Clubs)

  • Carson Beach (has a cafe for food/drinks)


If you want to venture out of South Boston:

  • The Franklin Park Zoo is about a 15-20 minute drive and in addition to seeing the animals, they have a great outdoor playground and large grass area. Their annual membership is very reasonable starting at $125/year for unlimited access. Learn more here!

Comment below if you have other ideas/suggestions!


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