Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fantastic, Little Known, Cambridge Parks - 6 Things to Know About David Nunes Park (aka Old Morse Park)

This park is located one block over from Fulmore Park and is amazing for older children, (I would say it's best suited for ages 5+).  The have a giant climbing structure made from thick rubber mats, a basketball court, ping pong/table tennis tables, a giant water sprinkler and lots of other fun stuff to keep your older children engaged and moving.

Fantastic, Little Known, Cambridge Parks - 6 Things to Know About David Nunes Park (aka Old Morse Park)



Things to Note:


 David Nunes Park playground
1) Parking
There is no dedicated parking for this playground, though you might be able to find street parking near it.

2) Water Feature
There is a big geyser of water in this park that shoots ten or so feet into the air.  My two year old son was both fascinated and terrified of it, but the older kids seem to love it.

3) Climbing Structure
This park has a really unique and fun climbing area.  There are a bunch of thick black rubber pieces strung up that create small, wobbly platforms for the children to climb up and crawl on. There is also a thick rubber slide made out of the same material and a rope/net climbing area.

 David Nunes Park playground
4) Seesaw
This park has a suspended seesaw and I have to admit I played on it with my husband and have not laughed so hard in a long time.  You climb onto a disk shaped seat that has a rope coming out of the middle of it.  That rope is attached to some mechanism high above your head and somehow it becomes a combo between a seesaw and a swing.  I would not dare put a young child on it, but it was a blast to swing on as an adult.

5) Courts
This playground has an enclosed basketball court as well as couple of enclosed table tennis/ping pong tables.

 David Nunes Park splash pad
6) Pizza
Okay... not that you're going to come here looking for food, but right next to the park is a little pizza joint and we have spent a couple of great evenings enjoying a pizza and playing in the park. Check out Cambridge Pizza for pricing and to learn more.  I happen to think they make a pretty good pizza myself...

Summary and Rating ★★★★★

Five Stars. Though I think my son is too young to fully enjoy this park we still had fun at it.  I love the uniqueness of the playground and I love that there are no swings (my son would happily sit on a swing for hours)  it's all about climbing and playing, but it's also a park for older kids.  If you have toddlers or children under five I would suggest checking out Fulmore Park, which is exactly one block south of this park, a super short walk, and it's perfect for younger kids.


Have you been here before?  If so I'd love to know more about your experience and any tips or tricks you have in the comments section below. 

 David Nunes Park plaque
David Nunes Park/ Old Morse Park
129 Allston Street
Cambridgeport, Cambridge, 02139

Learn More: http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/parks/parksmap

 David Nunes Park ping pong tables

 David Nunes Park playground

 David Nunes Park playground

 David Nunes Park playground

 David Nunes Park playground