Hynes FieldOff VFW Parkway, West Roxbury
Why you like it: "The Hynes Field playground in West Roxbury is a great place to bring the kids. Right on the VFW parkway, it has a great playground and a lot of space for children to run around. They also run a spray/fountain thing in the summer that the kids adore." — eBear
What you'll find there: At the recently-renovated Hynes, the fountain that sprays water is a popular attraction, says Mary Hines, of Boston's Parks & Recreation Department. There's also a small climbing wall, two playgrounds, and baseball fields. And as part of a reopening ceremony, there'll be an outdoor concert held at 6 p.m. on July 19 featuring The Fat City Band. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is slated to join in on the fun.