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Home Reading and Community Services. Within this division there are
closed departments and pubUc departments. The main grouping of the
public departments is that of the Branch Libraries, the Bookmobiles, and
Hospital Library Service, and the Audio- Visual Department, Central
Charging Records, and the Open Shelf Department in the Central Library.
In direct relationship with the work of the Branch Libraries and the
Bookmobiles is the Work with Adults, the Work with Young Adults,
and the Work with Children.

The closed departments are:

1. Cataloging and Classification Department

2. Book Selection Department

3. Central Book Stock, Branch Issue Section

These departments are concerned with the selection of library materials
and with the preparation of these materials for use by the public.

The public departments are the Audio-Visual Department, Central
Charging Records, and the Open Shelf Department (Adults' Section,
Young Adults' Section, Children's Section) in the Central Library, the
three Bookmobiles, Hospital Library Service at Boston City Hospital,
and the 26 Branch Libraries distributed throughout the city as follows :
City Proper:

North End, 3A North Bennet street
South End, 65 West Brookline street
Bookmobiles, 400 Shawmut avenue

Hospital Library Service, Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison
avenue
Brighton:

Allston, 161 Harvard avenue
Brighton, 40 Academy Hill road
Faneuil, 419 Faneuil street
Charlestown:

Charlestown, 43 Monument square
Dorchester:

Adams Street, 690 Adams street
Codman square, 6 Norfolk street
Dorchester, 1 Arcadia street



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER

Lower Mills, 1110 Washington street
Mattapan, 10 Hazleton street
Mount Bowdoin, 275 Washington street
Uphams Corner, 500 Columbia road

East Boston:

East Boston, 276 Meridian street
Orient Heights, 18 Barnes avenue

Hyde Park:

Hyde Park, 35 Harvard avenue

Jamaica Plain:

Connolly, 433 Centre street
Jamaica Plain, 12 Sedgwick street

Roxbury:

Egleston Square, 2440 Columbus avenue
Memorial, 205 Townsend street
Mount Pleasant, 12 Vine street
Parker Hill, 1497 Tremont street

South Boston:

South Boston, 646 East Broadway
Washington Village, 290 Old Colony avenue

West Roxbury:

Roslindale, 4238 Washington street
West Roxbury, 1961 Centre street

DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES

The more important part of the reference work of the library system
as a whc le is carried on in the Central Library. The purely library activi-
ties of the Central Library are therefore considered as a unit which is
designated as the Division of Reference and Research Services. Within
this division there are closed departments and public departments.

The closed departments are:

1. Cataloging and Classification Department

2. Book Selection Department

These departments are concerned with the selection of library materials
and with the preparation of those materials for use by the pubUc.
The public departments are:

GENERAL REFERENCE SERVICES

1. General Reference Department, and Public Catalog

2. Periodical and Newspaper Department

3. Maps Department

THE ARTS

4. Music Department

5. Fine Arts Department

6. Picture Collection Department



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 77

THE HUMANITIES

7. History Department

8. Literature and Languages Department (proposed)

9. Religion, Philosophy, Psychology Department (proposed)

THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

10. Social Sciences Department (including Economics and Political
Science)

11. Government Documents Department

12. Education Department

13. Earstein Business Branch

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

14. Engineering Sciences Department (including Patents)

15. Biological Sciences Department (proposed)

16. Physical Sciences Department (proposed)

In addition to the above public departments there is also a Print De-
partment and a Rare Book Department. The general nature of all of
these public departments is indicated by the names which they bear.

The general book stock is under the supervision of a department known
as the Book Stack Service.

DIVISION OF LIBRARY OPERATIONS

All of those aspects of the Library's activities that are not of a purely
library nature, and are not provided for otherwise, are considered as a
unit constituting the Division of Library Operations.

The departments constituting the division are:

1. Accounting Department

2. Book Preparation Department

3. Book Purchasing Department

4. Binding Department

5. Buildings Department

The general nature of the work of these departments is indicated by
the names which they bear.

DIVISION OF INFORMATION

The pubUc relations program of the Library is to tell the story of the
Library's services to the community at large and to aid in achieving in-
creasing understanding and support of the Library's programs and needs.

There is supervised from the division office the work of the Information
Office and the Exhibits Office.

DIVISION OF PERSONNEL

The personnel program of the Library is administered by the Division
of Personnel within the framework of the policies established by the
Trustees and the Director.



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER

Special Activities

In addition to the regular activities of the various departments, the
Library carries on programs in its lecture hall. Exhibits in the Main
Lobby, the Treasure Room, and in the Puvis de Chavannes, Sargent, and
Wiggin Galleries in the Central Library Building afford opportunities for
emphasizing the Library's valuable resources. Storytelling in the Chil-
dren's Section, Open Shelf Department, and in many branch libraries by
trained storytellers is a part of the Library's program of work with children.

Four publications are distributed free throughout the system: Books
Current, Spotlight on New Books for Young Adults, and Books on Parade,
each issued four times a year, and B. P. L. News, issued ten times a year.

Statistical Data
City appropriation for support of the Library, 1962 . . $3,554,607
For purchase of books and library materials .... $270,959

Books lent to borrowers, 1962 3,043,091

Employees, January 1, 1963:

Full-time 542

Part-time, in terms of full-time equivalents .... 89

Number of volumes, January 1, 1963 2,213,312

Trust Funds, approximate value, January 1, 1963 . . . $6,456,201

HOUBS OF SERVICE

Central Library: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to
6 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. June 1 to September 30;
closed Sunday.

Kir stein Business Branch: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday through Friday;
closed Saturday and Sunday.

Branch Libraries (except eight small Branch Libraries): 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to
6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.

Small Branch Libraries (Allston, Dorchester, Faneuil, Lower Mills, Mt.
Bowdoin, Mt. Pleasant, Orient Heights and South End): 9 a.m. to 6 P.M.,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Thursday;
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. Memorial: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday through
Friday; closed Saturday.

Note: All Branch Libraries are closed on Sunday, and from May 1
through October 31, are closed on Saturday.

Baker Library: 8.30 a.m. to 12 m., Monday through Thursday; 8.30 a.m.
to 11 p.m., Friday; 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.,
Sunday. June 15 to September 15; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday; closed Saturday and
Sunday.

Boston Medical Library: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.
June 1 to September 30; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.
to 1 P.M., Saturday, except closed on Saturday July 1 through September 1.



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 79



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT



Office, 33 Beacon Street.
[Stat. 1875, Chap. 185; Rev, Ord. 1898, Chap. 28; C. C. Title IV., Chap.
24; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 435, 540; Ord. 1912, Chap. 10; Ord. 1913,
Chap. 5; Ord. 1914, Chap. 3; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 24; Ord. 1920,
Chap. 13; Ord. 1922, Chaps. 5, 7; Stat. 1923, Chap. 309; Ord. 1923,
Chaps. 8, 12; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 37.]

Parks and Recreation Commission
*Martin F. Walsh, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Chairman
O. Philip Snow den. Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation.

Term ending May 1, 1964.
Daniel G. O'Connor, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation.

Term ending May 1, 1963.
Frederick A. Meagher, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation.

Term ending May 1, 1965.
Harry J. Blake, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. Term
ending May 1, 1966.

officials
Martin F. Walsh, Commissioner

Arthur J. O'Keefe, Administrative Assistant and Secretary to Commis-
sion
Daniel J. Byrne, Jr., Chief Engineer
Patrick J. Ryan, Director of Recreation
Arthur A. English, General Superintendent
John J. Butler, Superintendent of Baths

The first Board of Park Commissioners was appointed on July 8, 1875.
The Board consisted of three members who served without compensation.
As thus constituted, the department continued up to 1913, when, by the
provisions of Chapter 10, Ordinances of 1912, it was merged with the
Public Grounds, Bath and Music Departments, under the name of Park
and Recreation Department. In 1920, the Cemetery Department was
merged with the Park Department, the latter title being substituted for
Park and Recreation Department. On May 1, 1954, the department be-
came the Parks and Recreation Department. The four Associate Com-
missioners serve without compensation.

Parks and Parkways with Location, Area And Year Acquired.
main park system

Acres
zArborway, Prince street to Franklin Park, 1892 . . . 24 . 19
fArnold Arboretum and Bussey Park, South, Centre and

Walter streets, 1882, 1895 223.00

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected.

z The roadway portions of these areas have been transferred to the Metropolitan Dis-
trict Commission on October 30, 1956 under Stat. 1956, Chap. 581.

t Of this park, only the roads and walks are maintained by the City.



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER

Acres

p aA venue Louis Pasteur, Longwood avenue to the Fenway,

1922 3.19

zBack Bay Fens, Beacon street to Brookline avenue, 1877 . 114.60
Boston Common, Tremont to Park street, Beacon, Charles

and Boylston streets, 1634 48.40

Commonwealth avenue, Arlington street to Kenmore street,

1894-1905 32.00

FrankUn Park (1833-84) and Zoological Garden, Blue Hill
avenue, American Legion Highway, Forest Hills street,
Walnut avenue, Columbus avenue and Seaver street . . 496 . 00
zOlmsted Park, Huntington avenue to Prince street, 1890 . 180.00

Public Garden, Charles to Arlington and Beacon to Boylston

streets, 1823 24.25

zRiverway, Brookline avenue to Huntington avenue, 1890 . 40 . 00
West Roxbury Parkway, from Centre street, near Arboretum,
to the Metropolitan District Commission Parkway, 1894.
Roadway under care and control of M. D. C. . . . 65 . 97



Total Acres, Main Park System 1,251.60

MAEINE PARK SYSTEM

p Columbia road (southerly side) from Edward Everett square

to Moseley street, including Dorchester Way, 1892, 1899 . 5.60

§Marine Park and Aquarium, Farragut road, City Point (land

and flats), 1883, including beach 57.61

llStrandway at Carson street and Columbus Park, Columbia
Road railroad bridge to Marine Park (land and flats), 1890-
1901, including portion of Columbia road at this section . 254.30



Total Acres, Marine Park System 317.51

MISCELLANEOUS PARKS

*Adams, Irving W. Park, Junction of Washington and South

streets, RosUndale, 1919 0.78

A Acquired by Ordinance, chap. 7 of 1922.

t This area of the Common is exclusive of the old cemetery on Boylston Street side
containing 1.40 acres.

§ This area has been turned over to the M. D. C. of the Commonwealth under Chap.
92, Sec. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed.

The Aquarium was transferred to the Metropolitan District Commission by Stat.
1959, Chap. 240.

I This area with the exception of Columbus Park and L Street Beach has been turned
over to the M.D.C. of the Commonwealth under Chap. 92, Sect. 87, G. L. Final transfer
not completed.

• Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.

t Children's playground.

z The roadway portions of these areas have been transferred to the Metropolitan Dis-
trict Commission on October 30, 1956 under Stat. 1956, Chap. 581.

p These roadways transferred to control of the Boston Public Works Department
—City Council order signed by Mayor June 5, 1961.



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 81

Acres

Chestnut Hill Park, Beacon street and Commonwealth ave-
nue, Brighton, 1898-1902 40.35

Chiswick road. Commonwealth avenue, Sidlaw road, Brighton,

1949 0.60

JCopp's Hill terraces. Commercial and Charter streets, North

End, 1893 0.60

*Corbett, William B, Park, between Washington and Clay-
bourne streets, Dorchester, 1917 0.94

Cummings Memorial Park, located partially in Wobvu-n and

Burlington, Mass., 1930 234.00

xDoherty, Ensign, John J., Jr., Bunker Hill and Medford

streets (4.30), 1891 4.30

Dorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street,

1891 31.47

Freeport Street (MaUoch'sj Wharf and grounds, Dorchester

(land 0.94; flats 1.40), 1912 1.42

North End Beach, Commercial and Charter streets (land

and flats), 1893 6.70

*Ringer, Stanley A. Park, AUston street and Griggs place,

Allston, 1916 (playground area 2.32) 12.38

Rogers Park, Lake and Foster streets, Brighton, 1899 (play-
ground 6.00 acres) 8 . 20

Savin Hill Park, Grampian Way, Dorchester, 1909 . . 8.26

Statler Park, Columbus avenue, Stuart and Church streets,

1925 0.25

Town Meeting Park, Pleasant and Pond streets, Dorchester,

1921 0.22

Washington and East Dedham streets. South End, 1945 . . 32

Total Area, Miscellaneous Parks 350 . 79

Playgrounds and Play Areas, with Location, Area, and Year

Acquired

Almont Street Playground, Mattapan, 1924 . . . . 17.81

Alsen, Carl Henry Playground, Victory road at Park street,

Dorchester, 1916-1943 4.27

American Legion Playground, Condor and Glendon streets,

East Boston, 1924 3.38

*Barry, William J. Playground, Chelsea street and Mystic

river, Charlestown, 1897 5.72

Beecher Street Play Area, Jamaica Plain, 1942 (undevel-
oped) 0.18

Billings Field, La Grange and Bellevue streets. West Roxbury,

1896 10.83

* Named for U. S. servicemen killed in World War No. 1.
X Named for U. S. servicemen killed in World War No. 2.
J Note.



82 MUNICIPAL REGISTER

Acres

tBoston Common, Charles Street side 3.50

Bradford Street Play Area, South End, 1954 . . . . 0.04

Bruce Street, West Roxbury, 1945 (undeveleoped) . . . 0.80

JBrookside Avenue Playground at Cornwall street, Jamaica

Plain, 1925 1.32

JBuckley, Rev. Fr. Playground, West Third and Bolton streets,

South Boston, 1925 0.65

xByrne, Joseph M. Playgroimd, Everett and Elm streets, Dor-
chester, 1939 1.16

Cabot Street Extension-Bath-Land, Roxbury, 1954 . . 0.13

Carleton and Canton streets, South End, 1945 . . . . 05

Carroll Pond, Carrolton Rd., West Roxbury (undeveloped),

1921 0.47

Carson street, Dorchester, 1945 0.47

*Carter, WilUam E. Playground, Colunobus avenue at Camden

street, 1899 4.95

fxCassidy, Walter F, (Chestnut HUl) Playground, Beacon

street, Brighton, 1898 9.44

Ceylon Street Playground, Ceylon and Intervale streets, Dor-
chester, 1923 4.03

JCharter Street Playground, Charter street and Greenough

Lane, North End, 1940 0.23

Cherry Street Playground, South End, 1922 . . . . 0.55

fColumbus Park, Strandway, including beach, South Boston 79.00
*ConnoUy, John J. Playground, Marcella and Highland streets,

Roxbury, 1903 5.10

*Cronin, James L. Playground, Brent street, at Wainwright

street, Dorchester, 1899 2.24

Cumston Street Play Area, South End, 1952 . . . . 0.02

*JCutillo, Vincent Playground, Morton and Stillman streets,

North End, 1917 0.29

*tDeFilippo, Private John Playground (Snow Hill street).

North End, 1937 1 . 13

*Doherty, John A. Playground, Dorchester and Geneva

avenues, 1897 1.47

xfDoherty, Ensign John J., Jr. Playground, Bunker HUl and

Medford streets, Charlestown Heights, 1891 . . . 4.30

tDorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street,

1891 6.40

Douglass Court Play Area, North End, 1952 . . . . 0.01

Dover Street Extension — Bath — Land, 1952 . . . 0.06

Draper, Mary Playground, Washington and Stimson streets.

West Roxbury, 1932 5.76

East Boston Recreation Area, Porter street. East Boston

1954 17. 67

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.

t Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks.

i Children's playground.

X Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2.



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 83

Acres
East Glenwood Avenue Play Area, East Gienwood avenue,

Hyde Park, 1958 0.47

*tEmmons, Frederick D, Playground, Rutherford avenue,

Charlestown, 1912 1.07

Eustis, William Playground, Norfolk avenue and Proctor

street, Roxbury, 1909 7.60

, Factory HUl Playground, Town and Sunnyside streets, Hyde

['■ Park, 1912 6.20

*Fallon Field, South, and Robert streets, Roslindale, 1899 and

1931 7.57

JFoster Street Playground, Foster street, place and court.

North End, 1930 0.10

Frankhn Field, Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, Dorchester,

1892 48.67

Franklin Park, 1883-1884 (Playstead) 22.00

GaUagher, Alice E. Memorial Park, Brighton, 1937-1943-

1948 16.01

*Garvey, WilUam H. Playground, Neponset avenue, opposite

Chickatawbut street, Dorchester, 1896 8 . 72

Gibson, Christopher, Playground, Dorchester and Geneva

avenues, 1897 4.34

Hannon, Mary Playground, Howard avenue and Folsom

street, Dorchester, 1940-1945 1.69

Hanson Street Play Area, Hanson street. South End, 1957 . . 07
Harrison avenue, 624-634, South End Play Area (1950) . 0. 12
Harvard, John Mall, Main street, near City Square, Charles-
town, 1943 0.85

Haverhill and Perkins Streets Play Area, Charlestown, 1951 0.23

*Healey, James F. Playground, Washington street and Firth

road, Roslindale, 1902 9.63

Hemenway, Mary Playground, Adams and Gustine streets,

Dorchester, 1919 4.41

Hill and Cook Streets Play Area, Charlestown, 1942 . . 0.10
Holyoke Street Play Area, South End, 1951 . . . . 0.04
Howes, Gertrude Playground, Winthrop, Fairland and More-
land streets, Roxbury, 1930 1 . 88

Hynes, Thomas J. Playground, V. F. W. Parkway at Bruce-
wood street, West Roxbury, 1950 6.42

Jefferson Playground, Heath, Cranford and Floyd streets,

Roxbury, 1924 4.38

xKiley, Richard Playground, Albion street. South End, 1943 . 0.41

King Street Play Area, Roxbury, 1943 0.32

Lasell street at Addington road, West Roxbiiry, vacant land,

1958 0.09

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.

t Cbiildren's playground.

X Named for U. 3. serviceman killed in World War No. 2.



84 MUNICIPAL REGISTER

Acres
Lee, Christopher J. Playground, First street at M street,

South Boston, 1897 5.20

tLee, Joseph Playground, The Fens, Back Bay, 1877 . . 6.00
^McCarthy, Leo F. Playground, Mead and Ludlow streets,

Charlestown, 1938 0.28

*c IIMcConnell Park (formerly Savin Hill Playground), Spring-
dale and Denny streets (land and flats), 1899, 1914, includ-
ing beach 57 . 40

McKinney Playground, FaneuU street, Brighton, 1930 , . 5.94
xMcLaughlin, Joseph D. Playground, Parker Hill and Fisher

avenues, Roxbury, 1912 11.54

*JMcLean, Arthur F. Playground, Saratoga and Bennington

streets, near Moore street, East Boston, 1917 . . . 0.43
Mission Hill Playground, Tremont and Smith streets, Rox-
bury, 1913-1915-1947 2.75

*Murphy, John W. Playground, Carolina avenue, Jamaica

Plain, 1912 4.17

Myrtle Street Play Area, West End, 1949 . . . . 0.17

tNorth End Beach and Playground, Commercial street, 1893 3.00
Noyes, John H. L. Playground, Saratoga and Boardman

streets. East Boston (land and flats), 1909 . . . . 8.31

Oak Square Playground, Brighton, 1948 1 . 48

O'Day, Thomas F, Playground, Pembroke street, near Tremont street,

1960 0.87

fOlmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 3.00

jParis Street Playground, East Boston, 1912 . . . . 1.27
IParkman, Francis Playground, Wachusett street, Forest Hills,

1924 2.06

Paul Gore street, Jamaica Plain, 1913 (undeveloped) . . 0.74

Penniman and Hano streets, Brighton, 1945 . . . . 0.94

tPhiUips Street Play Area, West End, 1941 . . . . 0.13

JPitts and Hale Streets Play Area, West End, 1942 . . . 0. 10

Plympton Street Play Area, South End, 1926 . . . . a0.09

Poplar and Hillside Streets, RosUndale, 1951 . . . . 0.44

Portsmouth Street Playground, Brighton, 1912 . . . 4.29

JPrince Street Playground, North Bennet and Prince streets.

North End, 1897 0.40

Quincy and Stanley Streets, Dorchester, 1955 . . . . 0.38
ReadviUe Playground, Milton and Readville streets, Hyde

Park 1924 5.03

Revere, Paul Mall, Hanover and Unity streets. North End,

1925 0.76

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.

t Children's playground.

X Named for U. 8. serviceman killed in World War No. 2.

t Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks.

II The beach section of this area was turned over to the M. D. C. of the Commonwealth

under Chap. 92, Sec. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed'.

A Acquired by gift.

The playground area named Comerford Field, July 1960



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 85

Acres
tRinger, Stanley A. Playground, AUston street and Griggs

place, Brighton, 1916 2.32

ARipley Playground, Ripley road, near Harvard street, Dor-
chester, 1913 0.86

Roberts, Thomas J, Playground, Dunbar avenue, Dorchester,

1930 10.37

tRogers Park, Lake and Foster streets, Brighton, 1899-1931 . 6.00

Ronan Park (formerly Mt. Ida), Adams street and Mt. Ida

road, Dorchester, 1912 11.65

xRoss, Wesley G. Playground, Westminster street, near Wood

avenue, Hyde Park, 1936 13.03

*Rotch, Lester J. Playground, Albany and Randolph streets.

South End, 1903 2.80

Rutherford Avenue and Union Streets, Charlestown, 1951 . 0.21

xRyan, John J. Jr. Playground, Main and Alford streets,

Charlestown (land and flats), 1891 12.38

Ryan, Robert., Play Area, Harborview street at Dorchester Avenue,

Dorchester, 1960 0.64

Smith's Pond Playground, Brainard near Cleveland street,

Hyde Park, 1914 12.91

*Smith, William F. Playground, Western avenue and North

Harvard street, Brighton, 1894 14.00

Sorrento, Hooker and Goddard streets, Brighton, 1951 . . 1 . 00
*Sullivan, J, M. and J. J. Playground, Fellows and Hunneman

streets, Roxbury, 1897 0.85

Sumner and Lamson Streets, East Boston, 1955 . . . 0.48
*tSweeney, Matthew J. Playground, West Fifth street. South

Boston, 1909 0.47

ilTenean Beach and Playground, Neponset, 1915-1933 . . 15.25

Thetford Avenue and Evans Street, Dorchester . , . . 66

Thornton Street, Roxbury— No. 134 (undeveloped), 1941 . 0.06
Tobin, Margaret and James Play Area, Albion street. South

End, 1941 0.16

JTyler Street Playground, South End, 1912 . . . . 0.26

Union Street Playground, Brighton, 1949 1.31

Vernon Street, Roxbury, between Cabot and Lamont streets

(undeveloped), 1941 0.40

WaUingford road and Chestnut Hill avenue (playground site),

1950 10.50

A Aquired by gift.

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.
J Children's playground.

X Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2.
t Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks.

D The beach section of this area was turned over to the M. D. C. of the Commonwealth
under Chap. 92, Sec. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed.



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*Walker, George H. Playground, Norfolk street, opposite

Evelyn street, Mattapan, 1912 6.21

xxWalsh, William Gary Playground, Gallivan Boulevard, corner

Washington street, Dorchester, 1946 6.97

Washington and Stimson streets. West Roxbury, 1938 . . . 30
West Rutland Square Play Area, South End, 1953 . . . 0.13
JWest Third Street Playground at B street. South Boston, 1909 . 28
Wilkes Street Play Area, South End, 1954 . . . . 0.06
Winthrop, John Playground, Dacia and Danube streets, Dor-
chester, 1911 1.57

Wright, George Golf Course, West street, Hyde Park, 1930-

1931 158.48



Total area of the 120 Playgrounds and Play Areas (Acres), 763 . 56
Area of 11 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) .... 142.96
Area of the 109 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) . . . 620 . 60
The first separate playground acquired by the City was the Charles-
town Playground, purchased in 1891 for $172,923. With that included,
120 playgrounds (109 separate and 11 located in parks) have been estab-
lished, most of them equipped with first-class shelter and sanitary build-


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