He was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief and failure to report a dangerous fire.
Officials say the boy set the July 9th fire that charred part of the creative playground.
Authorities considered pressing arson charges, but they didn’t feel the boy meant to damage the playground.
The boy has been referred to juvenile authorities and will appear in court next month.
The town has already ordered replacement playground equipment, but officials haven’t decided whether they’ll seek restitution from the boys parents.