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Where your kids can shoot down a 50-foot slide while you admire the skyline

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obbins Farm Park—called by its earlier name of “Skyline Park” by in-the-know locals—offers one of the most accessible and breathtaking views of the Boston skyline, planes landing at Logan Airport, and fireworks displays over the Esplanade. Sports fields and a great playground make this 11-acre centuries-old community fixture a hotspot of outdoor, family-friendly events, from astronomy nights with local stargazers to wintertime sledding, occasional jazz concerts, and political photo-ops. Keller



Streetcars ran between Harvard Square and Arlington Heights until November 18, 1955, when they were replaced by buses.