CultureHouse kit chairs

January 2021 – present

16 Union Square, Somerville, MA

Want to bring your next hang in the park to the next level? Borrow a CultureHouse Kit! It’s a bag full of all the gear you wish you had but it never made sense to buy yourself. Sign up to reserve one and it’s all yours to use however you like. Happy placemaking!

A chair, heater, and light against a green turf backdrop

Reserve a kit

So you want a kit? You’re almost there. Some important information first:

  • CultureHouse Kits are picked-up on Fridays and are returned the following Wednesday (you get it the whole 5 days!).
  • You will pick up (and return) your kit at 16 Union Square, Somerville, MA.
  • The kit comes packed in a caring bag. It be carried by hand, as a backpack, on a bike, or in a car.
  • You will reserve 30-minute pick-up and return time. Please come at that time.
  • Reservations must be made 48 hours before your pick-up time.
  • A $30 deposit is required to reserve the kit. You can choose to be refunded or donate it when you return the kit.

Okay, ready? Let’s go!

Winter Kit

Brrrr, it’s getting cold outside! Gather safety outdoors with your loved ones, and stay warm and cozy under some blankets and near a heater with our Winter Kits!

What’s inside?

  • Outdoor portable propane heater
  • 4 blankers
  • 4 outdoor chairs
  • Waterproof picnic blanket
  • 2 lanterns
  • 4 face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Duffle bag
Photo of winter kit contents

Picnic kit

Need an excuse to spend some time outdoors with your friends and loved ones? Check out a picnic kit! Picnic Kits provide all the items you need to have a poppin’ and pimpin’ picnic!

photo of Picnic Kit

What’s inside?

  • Insulated picnic tote
  • Waterproof ground cloth
  • 4 ground chairs
  • 2 travel pillows
  • Folding side table
  • Charcuterie board
  • Lantern
  • 4 lemonade packets
  • Playing cards
  • Duffle bag

Game kit

As the weather warms, the want to spend time outside is becoming even more intoxicating. Game Kits provide several play tools and activities for a fun filled outdoor field day.

photo of game kit

What’s inside?

  • Spikeball game set
  • 4 Goodminton paddles and birdies
  • Giant checkers set
  • Kubb game set
  • Dodgeball
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Waterproof picnic blanket
  • 4 outdoor chairs
  • Duffle bag

Host a kit

Would you like to host a CultureHouse Kit for your community? Email Eric at and we can work to get something set up.


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