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Cambridge Gets It Right: The World’s Finest Parks, Pools and Library

Okay, so “the world’s finest” might be an exaggeration. But when it comes to investing in public resources, the City of Cambridge has done some amazing things in the past few years in conjunction with the massive renovation of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. You should make it your New Year’s resolution to take full advantage of them.
Here is a quick list to get you started:
  • Tennis, anyone? We love Cambridge parks for lots of reasons they’re dog friendly, for starters. But the city’s new lighted tennis courts mean you can brush up on your serve or enjoy a game of doubles well into the evening when the weather is right. The three pristine courts are popular, so expect to wait if you come at peak hours. But if you can’t get a court the very moment you want it, you can walk along the path and
  • Learn to love the library: The new Cambridge Public Library is simply stunning. It’s also a pleasant place to just sit and read a (real) newspaper with your morning coffee. That’s right: the expansive, sun-drenched seating area is snack-friendly, so you can drop into Starbucks across the street and you don’t have to hide your latte when you head in for some “me” time. Plus, the library has an amazing online catalog, including a huge collection of CDs and DVDs, so you can make it your main entertainment stop.
  • Laps and layups: The brand-spanking-new War Memorial Rec Center shares the high school and library campus, and has more to offer than we can list here. But we’ll begin with the giant gymnasium; 80 degrees, six-lane lap pool and dive tank; tennis and volleyball courts; and impressive weight room. There are even classrooms with a range of adult ed topics on the schedule. Visit the website for the latest recreation guide, which lists all the center’s offerings and outlines the (nominal) fees.
We know you love the Atmark, and we have plenty here to keep you entertained. But trust us when we say a visit to the campus down the road is definitely in order. Get fit, have fun or just sit and sip your coffee in this beautiful new space. You’ll thank us for the suggestion