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Improvements to John J. Ryan Playground

| Park Established 1891 |

Ryan Playground in Charlestown is known for its Little League and softball diamonds, waterfront promenade, batting cages, roller hockey rink, children’s play area, and its unique waterfront location on the Mystic River.

UPDATE: Our project started permitting in July 2022 (!), and we have recently had a breakthrough, allowing us to finally proceed through the remainder of the permit process. We plan on beginning construction in FALL 2024. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. Please check back in here for updates.

Ryan Playground Ctown

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  • Project location
    75 Alford Street

  • Project contact
  • Project information
    • Project Status: Permitting
    • Project Features: Little league, multi-use field, passive use, playground and water play.
    • Budget: $16 million
    • Consultant: Weston and Sampson
    • Contractor: To be decided
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