Let Your Inner Child Come Out To Play At Boston's Adult Playground

Let Your Inner Child Come Out To Play At Boston's Adult Playground

Dina Fantegrossi ·

Why should kids have all the fun? The folks at Citizens Bank think adults deserve a place to cut loose and play, too so they created the first-ever outdoor interactive space in Boston.

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The Lawn on D began as an experimental event space, but evolved into something much more. 

In addition to hosting a wide array of public and private events, the Lawn on D brings all kinds of people together with arts, music, games, food & beverage, and other original programming.

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The 2.7-acre fully-landscaped outdoor event space is located on D Street next to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston.

It's open daily during the summer and early fall with no admission costs and free public events.

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Children are welcome, but the space is definitely geared towards grown-ups with games like bocce, cornhole, ping-pong, and lawn chess.

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Visitors are also welcome to explore the rotating interactive art exhibits.

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The current Swing Time lighting-enabled swing-set from award-winning architects Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon of Höweler + Yoon Architecture is a current favorite.

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The large, hoop-shaped swings even light up at night!

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For those looking to relax and unwind in a beautiful outdoor setting, the Lawn on D offers plenty of public seating, free Wi-Fi and even a concessions stand with a large assortment of bar options!

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The concessions stand is run by Rebel Restaurants, owners of Temazcal Tequila Cantina, Jack’s Coal Fired Pizza, and Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill. The menu includes grill favorites, wraps, deli sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

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The Lawn on D hosts frequent concerts, outdoor movies, and shows.

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Check the online event calendar to find out which films, live musicians, and giant play structures will be popping up on any given day!