This Framingham park was named for Anna M. Murphy, who for twelve years was principal of the Memorial School. During World War I, she supervised a program of “Victory Gardens” to support the war effort. The playground sits on the land used for those gardens.
In 1935 and 1936 the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) constructed clay tennis courts at Framingham’s Anna Murphy Playground, removed the remnants of a stone wall, and installed a wire mesh fence. The park is located at the corner of Cove Avenue and Lake Avenue in Framingham.