Brookline’s Marion Path
Brookline’s Marion path only has one entrance. Walkers must be on the lookout because it is very difficult to find; one will miss it if not paying close attention.
Description: Concealed within the depths of Marion Road, one of Brookline’s longer streets, Marion Path does not want to be found. In fact, there is not even a sign indicating its Marion Street location. The path takes walkers down a hill lined with trees, concrete, a fence and a rusted, chipped-black-painted railing down the middle that leads to the entrance of Griggs Park.
The Experience: Griggs Park covers the circumference of a few intersecting, residential Brookline streets. Everyone enables their inner child on the much used playground. Chalk drawings on the ground lend to the playful spirit of Griggs Park. Kids chasing each other while at play ruminates the area in laughter and cries of joy. The amount of fresh air almost takes away from the number of willow trees swaying in the cool, summer breeze that create the boundaries of Griggs Park. People of all ages can play basketball while still keeping a watchful eye on their children. Once people have had their fill of Griggs Park, they can either walk home to one of the many townhouses/apartments that encircle the park. Or, alternatively, walkers also have the option of venturing back up Marion path. However, make sure to watch the flow of traffic as the path cautions its travelers to stay on a specific side depending on direction.
Points of Interest: Marion Path has no bigger landmark than Griggs Park. It should be noted that the park serves as a dog park from dawn until 1:00 P. M. daily.
If you’re looking for a terrific book on Brookline’s many pathways we recommend Linda Pehlke’s Exploring the Paths of Brookline.