The museum resides in the carriage house of Mr. Larz Anderson, a former ambassador. Mrs. Isabel Anderson became…More the wealthiest woman in the world when she received her inheritance from her grandfather's trading company. The two met in Italy while she was traveling.
The Andersons purchased a new car almost every year they were married, acquiring 32 brand-new motorcars during their marraige.
At the top of the hill stood the estate, now gone, which has a fantastic view of the city.
The museum changes the cars on display throughout the year; some of the cars belong to private owners.
A former estate that was donated to the town in the 1950s, Larz Anderson Park is Brookline's largest park at 61…More acres, and features a variety of recreation facilities, picturesque landscaping, historic ruins and a popular transportation museum housed in a former carriage house.
From the parking lot on Goddard Avenue, park users have easy access to a fenced-in playground, baseball diamonds, picnic shelter, restrooms, and the park's man-made lagoon, complete with a footbridge, fountain and gazebo. Several barbecue grills overlook the lagoon and can be reserved through the Brookline Recreation Department.
From Avon Street, a driveway leads past Larz Andrson Auto Museum and the town skating rink to a parking lot perched at the top of the hill, where remains of the old estate gardens still stand. The sloping hill of Larz Anderson Park affords wide views of the Boston skyline and is popular for sledding, kite flying and watching Fourth of July fireworks on the Charles River.
Larz Anderson Park is part of Brookline's Green Dog Program, which allows parkgoers to let their dogs off leash during certain hours. At Larz, dogs are allowed off leash from dawn to 1 p.m. during March through November, and from dawn to dusk during December through February.
Organized teams must seek a permit from the Recreation Department before using town atheletic facilities.
Park School 171 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA02445 With a 26-acre campus across from Larz Anderson Park, the Park School seeks to provide an environment where students in…More pre-kindergarten through ninth grade can develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. The school was originally founded as a proprietary school in 1888 and moved to its current location in the 1970s.
Brookline Ice Skating Rink 23 Newton St, Brookline, MA02445 Located in the ruins of a former Italian garden at the peak of Larz Anderson Park, the Brookline Ice Skating Rink is…More operated by the Recreation Department from October through February. Classes and league play are offered at the outdoor rink, which is also available for event rental. Public skating times are extended during the Christmas and February school holidays, as well as on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents' Day. Behind it is a long, steep hill where the best sledding in the area is available.
From its 36-acre hilltop campus on the West Roxbury border, the Dexter and Southfield schools offer students access…More to a wealth of academic and athletic facilities, including an astronomical observatory and science center.
The Dexter School was founded in the 1920's and operated for three decades in Brookline's Longwood neighborhood before relocating to its current campus adjacent to Larz Anderson Park in 1966. In 1992, Dexter officials decided to open a second school, Southfield, for girls.
The schools are separated, though they share many of the same facilities, administrators and faculty. The Dexter school has about 450 boys, while the Southfield School has about 350 girls. The Southfield School requires uniforms, though the Dexter School does not.