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EMC ParkLocated off Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton
Why you like it: "So far I have discovered the EMC Park in Hopkinton which has enclosed play areas, stroller & bike paths, shaded areas, BATHROOMS, and many other things. I will check out Castle island, it sounds like a great place for a weekend trip. Thanks for sharing." — 3sCompany
What you'll find there: The aspiring Tony Hawks of the family might enjoy the Hank Fredette Skateboard Park at EMC, which includes verts, ramps and half circles, says Parks & Recreation Director Mike Preite. The first park built in Hopkinton also has baseball fields and two playgrounds. One playground is specifically designed for younger kids; the other one is for older ones.