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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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.
The Harvey Ball Conservation Area, also known as Ball Property, is a City park consisting only of a nature trail. This conservation area is used as a wildlife sanctuary. Located along the Blackstone River and Broad Meadow Brook Trail, this area is known as the "Smiley Face" Trail.
Greenwood Park is located on the south end of the city in the Quinsigamond Village Neighborhood section. It is bustling with lots of activities during the summer months. There is a playground, softball field, spray park, basketball court, nature trail, picnic areas and tennis courts.