Florence Playground

Somerville, MA
Constructed 2002


Florence Playground, near Washington Street and Sullivan Square, is fortunate to have a prominent stand of large, handsome oak trees providing a context for renovations with a nature theme. An up-scale steel and granite fence along the sidewalk encloses the custom green, russet and maroon colored play structure, which features architectural elements of the surrounding houses. A new rotating play structure simulates tree climbing. The stainless steel cloud water feature bursts rain onto a ‘pond bottom’ of colored pavement imprinted with multiple leaf shapes. Other improvements include swings, a resurfaced basketball court, custom trellises on the fine gauge chain link fence, high quality furnishings and plantings.