Pine Banks Park
Former Mayor Elisha S. Converse left this 107.5 acre estate to the cities of Malden and Melrose in 1905 to be shared "forever as a public park." The park has nine athletic fields where school and league baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, football and other sports are played. There is easy access to the athletic fields by entering the park at 2 Pine Banks Park Road in Melrose.
If you decide to enter at 1087 Main Street, depending on the path you take in this picturesque park you'll find picnic tables, fire pits, dog-walking areas and plenty of space to just hang out and grill some hamburgers and hot dogs. If you continue into the park, you'll come across a park with slides and swings sitting adjacent to a perfectly situated lake.
There are two sets of hours for the park; during the summer (May 1 to Sept 30) Pink Banks is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The winter hours (Oct. 1 to April 30) sees the park open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you do want to use a fire pit, you must reserve a permit for the weekend and holidays from the office. The same holds true for picnic areas.
- Hours: May 1 to Sep. 30, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct 1 to April 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Parking: Free lot
- Features: Athletic fields, Benches, Grills, Picnic pavilions, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Services: Restrooms
- Permit requirements: In order to use fire pits on weekends and holidays you must reserve a permit by calling the office.
- Restrictions: No alcohol
- Features: Jungle gym, Slides, Swings
- Facilities (playgrounds): Benches, Restrooms, Tables