• Award Winning Design
  • Massachusetts MA natural wood playground swings tower Massachusetts MA natural wood playground swings tower Massachusetts MA natural wood playground swings tower
  • Somerville Massachusetts adventure playground natural wood Somerville Massachusetts adventure playground natural wood Somerville Massachusetts adventure playground natural wood
  • Somerville MA natural playground stumps steppers logs Somerville MA natural playground stumps steppers logs Somerville MA natural playground stumps steppers logs
  • Massachusetts accessible ramp tower slide playground Massachusetts accessible ramp tower slide playground Massachusetts accessible ramp tower slide playground
  • Massachusetts natural playground park tower slide Massachusetts natural playground park tower slide Massachusetts natural playground park tower slide
  • Somerville MA Massachusetts natural playground tower wood log ramp Somerville MA Massachusetts natural playground tower wood log ramp Somerville MA Massachusetts natural playground tower wood log ramp
  • Hoyt Sullivan park playground slide log climbing natural Hoyt Sullivan park playground slide log climbing natural Hoyt Sullivan park playground slide log climbing natural
  • Hoyt Sullivan Somerville MA playground monkey bars log climber Hoyt Sullivan Somerville MA playground monkey bars log climber Hoyt Sullivan Somerville MA playground monkey bars log climber
  • Hoyt Sullivan Massachusetts playground nature wood nonprescriptive play Hoyt Sullivan Massachusetts playground nature wood nonprescriptive play Hoyt Sullivan Massachusetts playground nature wood nonprescriptive play
  • Hoyt Sullivan natural log playground adventure Hoyt Sullivan natural log playground adventure Hoyt Sullivan natural log playground adventure
  • Massachusetts playground natural play nature wood climbing Massachusetts playground natural play nature wood climbing Massachusetts playground natural play nature wood climbing
  • Hoyt Sullivan playground park natural playground log climbers Hoyt Sullivan playground park natural playground log climbers Hoyt Sullivan playground park natural playground log climbers
  • Massachusetts MA natural park playground log jam climber Massachusetts MA natural park playground log jam climber Massachusetts MA natural park playground log jam climber
  • Hoyt Sullivan park playground wood log jam Hoyt Sullivan park playground wood log jam Hoyt Sullivan park playground wood log jam
  • natural playground park accessible tower natural logs natural playground park accessible tower natural logs natural playground park accessible tower natural logs
  • MA Hoyt Sullivan wood playground accessibility ramp tower MA Hoyt Sullivan wood playground accessibility ramp tower MA Hoyt Sullivan wood playground accessibility ramp tower
  • Hoyt Sullivan park playground natural logs climbing risky play Hoyt Sullivan park playground natural logs climbing risky play Hoyt Sullivan park playground natural logs climbing risky play
  • Hoyt-Sullivan Park Hoyt-Sullivan Park Hoyt-Sullivan Park

Hoyt-Sullivan Park

Client: City of Somerville
Collaboration: Klopfer Martin Design Group
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
Construction Budget: $100,000 – $250,000
Completion Date: 2018

The design of the Hoyt-Sullivan park playground came in response to the community’s request for a natural play space in the densely populated and ethnically diverse City of Somerville on the north side of Boston.  Featuring several multi-level play elements, including an accessible tower and a complex log jam®,  the playground design maximizes topographical changes to challenge and inspire children in their play. A smaller slide from the first level of the tower is complimented by a higher nine foot slide for children who want to access the second level. The playground encourages and facilitates non-prescriptive and imaginative play that allows children of varying ages and abilities to play and explore in their own way.

The dynamic play elements found in the playground highlight the integrated site design by Klopfer Martin Design Group.  Several log jam® climbers of varying heights and level of difficulty promote healthy and exploratory play for all ages – the most adventurous of explorers can climb to a height of seven feet!  A custom playground tower encourages children to view the site from above and track the trains as they pass by.

Klopfer Martin Design Group received a 2019 BSLA Design Award of Merit for Hoyt-Sullivan Playground.