You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe



Starland opens its new athletic center

HANOVER — Starland, the iconic little amusement park on Route 53, is about to begin a new chapter in its history. The family destination best known for its go-karts, batting cages, and Whac-A-Mole arcade games has been transformed into a state-of-the-art indoor athletic complex and entertainment center.

For motorists driving by, the Starland of old is unrecognizable: The retro-kitschy Starland sign that was a familiar landmark is no longer there, and the ancient arcade building has been torn down. The tired-looking driving range is also gone, and standing in its place is a beige warehouse-like building called the University Sports Complex at Starland, or “The U” for short.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week