Build Zone Returns – for Kids and Adults!

This month, join us as we host our first ever play event for adults!

Event Details

Saturday, October 13
Roslindale Substation

4228 Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131

Build Zone for Kids (FREE)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Build Zone: Grown-up Edition ($10 Admission)
Featuring Beer from Turtle Swamp Brewing
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Advance tickets available at EventBrite

On October 13 we will host two Build Zone events in the historic Roslindale substation. In the morning, bring your family to our popular Build Zone event for children from 9:00 through noon. Then come back that night from 6:00 through 10:00 for a 21+ version of Build Zone featuring beer from Turtle Swamp Brewing. Admission for the evening event will be $10 per person with beer available for purchase. Advance tickets are available at EventBrite, or pay on the day of the event (cash only, please). Proceeds from the event will support future community play events in Roslindale.

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Words on the Street

Just in time for the first day of school, Roslindale Wants to Play recently completed a custom installation that will provide children at a Boston Public Schools bus stop with an opportunity for creative play while they wait for their bus to arrive. We developed this project, named Words on the Street, as part of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics’ Play around the City initiative. By spinning three colorful wheels, students will be prompted with an adjective, a verb, and a noun. Putting the three words together will provide the children with a starting point for imaginative play. They may find themselves pretending to be a clever texting robot, a nervous dancing ostrich, a brave singing dinosaur, or any one of hundreds of other combinations. Words on the Street is located on Archdale Road at the corner of Washington Street, a busy bus stop serving several different BPS bus routes. See below for pictures of the finished installation and our fabrication process. Continue reading

Fallon Field Ribbon Cutting

The city held a ribbon cutting for the playground at Fallon Field this morning during the Mayor’s Neighborhood Coffee Hour. We were happy to have been included in the program, giving us a chance to thank the many people who came together to make the playground renovation happen. This playground has kept the city’s social media teams busy: check out a few of their posts on a few platforms below!

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