Things To Do in Hyde Park

Explore the "streetcar suburb" of Hyde Park for the suburban flavor of the city.

Hyde Park seamlessly blends the convenience of urban living with the charm of a residential neighborhood. Beyond granting access to a diverse array of fine dining establishments and casual eateries, the neighborhood invites you to engage in local art exhibits and communal events and offers ample open spaces to enjoy the outdoors, including the expansive George Wright Municipal Golf Course and the serene Stony Brook Reservation.

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Top Activities in Hyde Park

Boston Public Library - Hyde Park Branch: Explore the BPL Hyde Park branch and enjoy a good read by the marble fireplace, attend an upcoming event, or bring your children to enjoy the children's garden.

George Wright Golf Course: This Donald Ross designed municipal course has it all: a phenomenal layout, blind shots, elevated tees, terrific bunkers, tough roughs, and more. Stop by and play a game while enjoying the beautiful natural setting.

Martini Memorial Shell Park: The Martini Memorial Shell Park features a unique amphitheater that occasionally hosts musical acts and outdoor movies, along with amenities for kayaking, canoeing, and a nearby playground, ideal for family day outings.

Mill Pond Reservation: Mill Pond Reservation is a popular space in Hyde Park that is ideal for activities like fishing, hiking, trail running, and relaxing. The area features walking paths and beautiful water views.

My Grandma's of New England: Experience the legendary My Grandma's of New England, renowned as the "World's most Critically acclaimed coffee cake," and choose from a delightful selection of flavored coffee cakes.

Riverside Theatre Works: The only live theatre venue in Hyde Park, RTW, hosts several main stage theatrical performances every year, including all youth productions, family-friendly shows, and plays and musicals for adults.

Rock Spot Climbing: The Rock Spot Climbing gym located near Dedham offers indoor rock climbing for all ages at all levels; great for family day adventures, kid parties, and date nights. 

Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream & Bowling Alley: Experience Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream & Bowling Alley, where you can relish award-winning, cult classic handcrafted ice cream made with top-quality ingredients and have fun playing a game of bowling.

Roundhead Brewing Co.: Recognized as the first Latino-owned brewery in Massachusetts, Roundhead Brewery Co. specializes in crafting classic as well as unique Latin-inspired beers that showcase notes of fruit and corn—a fusion reflecting the owners' New England and Peruvian roots.

Stony Brook Reservation: The Stony Brook reservation has up to 12 miles of trails for hiking, running, biking, and even mountain biking. The park also has Turtle Pond, which is great for canoeing and kayaking. During winter months, Stony Brook Reservation is great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The Switch Co-Op: Stop by The Switch and discover an artist-run coop featuring unique original paintings, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and more made by local artists! They also host an open mic, paint parties, art exhibits, and other events. 

Where to Eat in Hyde Park

  • 5 Fairmont Avenue
  • (617) 272-3028

Step into a turn-of-the-century Venetian Bacaro and join the bustle of the bar or dine among friends in the lively restaurant. Feast on traditional Northern Italian cuisine while drinking spritzes or sampling the regional wines.

  • 81 Fairmount Avenue
  • (617) 910-9704

Park 54 is inspired by the life and service of the men who served in the 54th Regiment - a volunteer infantry comprised of free Black American male soldiers. The mission is to continue the legacy the 54th Regiment fought for by offering great food, innovative libations…

Additional Restaurants

Crab du Jour: Crab Du Jour is a Cajun restaurant and bar that offers experience-driven seafood dining in a fun, communal atmosphere.

Las Delicias Colombiana: Las Delicias Colombiana is a warm and welcoming restaurant known for its authentic Cuban cuisine.

Rincon Caribeño: Discover the essence of the Caribbean at the Rincon Caribeño, where you can savor popular classic Dominican dishes.

Zaz: ZAZ Restaurant is a Caribbean fusion restaurant specializing in Latin and Asian fusion cuisine.