Oakland Heights Playground is a neighborhood park located off of Route-20, which is surrounded on three sides (north, south and west) by residences, and is adjacent to land owned by a church to the east. The Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is located to the east and north of the church property.
The playground was acquired by the City in 1958 through the tax title process. A small community building was later built, which was used for numerous gatherings organized by the Oakland Heights Neighborhood Association. The building remained in place for many years until it was demolished and removed.
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Banis Street Playlot is a small 2,500 square foot park, referred to as a "Pocket Park", located on the corner of Dorchester and Houghton Street. Acquired by the city in 1947 and it was named for its location, as it is situated in Banis Square. The park features a playground, seating and picnic tables.
Mulcahy Field is a 4-acre park located in the Grafton Hill neighborhood on Dorchester Street. It is just across Arthur Street from Banis Street Playlot. This park features not only a baseball field and a softball field, but also a playground, a basketball court and a batting cage.
Blithewood Park features a playground, basketball court, baseball field, historic gazebo, and on-site parking. The Park got an upgrade in 2014. This re-vamp included, a new playground, fencing, accessible walkway upgrades and the gazebo got a new roof, repair of worn boards and a complete repainting.