Address: Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Parking: No dedicated parking, but look for short-term parking on town-owned property nearby, such as Veterans Memorial Gym.
Size: 3.3 acres
Reed Community House & Bailey Memorial Playfield
Address: 33 Summer St # A, Kingston, MA 02364, USA
Parking: On-site parking.
Size: 9 acres
Shea Memorial Grove
Address: Jet On A Pole, 26 Memorial Grove Ave, Weymouth, MA 02190, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking
Size: 1 acre
Address: 30 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Parking: On-site parking at Town Brook Park. Parking lots and on-street metered parking are available throughout the Plymouth Harbor commercial area.
Size: 2.9 acres
Tarkiln Community Center / Sinnott Memorial Park
Address: 245 Summer St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Jaycox Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 214 West St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Parking: Very limited on-site parking.
Size: 3 acres
Address: 2-102 King Caesar Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Parking: Very limited roadside parking (3 vehicles)
Address: 32 Border St, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA
Parking: Limited parking on Border Street.
Size: 0.2 acres
Address: 481 Union St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Parking: Limited parking along the edge of the unpaved entrance road.
Size: 35 acres
Thomas Memorial Park
Address: 47 Wareham St, Middleborough, MA 02346, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking. Additional parking across the street at the Middleborough DPW headquarters.
Monument Park and Hingham Town Landing
Address: Whitney Wharf Park, -99, 53 Summer St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Parking: Two parking spaces directly adjacent to the veterans park. Additional, more ample, parking in the park's center, at Hingham Town Landing (2-hour maximum for non-recreational vehicles). Longer-term parking at Bathing Beach, next door.
Size: 5.8 acres
Eugene F. Creedon Memorial Park
Address: 192 HMS Halsted Dr, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking on HMS Halsted Drive.
Address: 95 Otis St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Parking: Ample on-site parking (2 lots)
Size: 6.1 acres
Libby Field and Weymouth War Memorial
Address: 92 Middle St, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
Parking: Parking along Middle Street and at the Weymouth Civic Center, across the street. Pedestrian entrance on Chard Street.
Size: 6.4 acres
Plymouth Harbor Jetty
Address: PLYM-014A, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Parking: Unless you are towing a boat, use the town-owned parking lot (with seasonal fees) on Water Street, in front of East Bay Grill.
Size: Jetty is 0.58 miles. Pathway along shoreline is 0.25 miles.
Leo F. DeMarsh State Boat Ramp
Address: PLYM-014A, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Parking: On-site parking with fee ONLY for vehicles towing boats (car-top or trailers). Town-owned parking lot (with seasonal fees) next door, by East Bay Grill.
Iron Hill Park
Address: Iron Hill St, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking on Iron Hill Street.
Stephen Rennie Herring Run Park
Address: 1496 Commercial St, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
Parking: Park at Lovell Field, immediately adjacent.
Size: 0.3 acres
King Oak Hill Park
Address: 0 Emery Ln, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
Parking: Located on Emery Lane, across the street from the Legion Memorial Fields. Ample on-site parking (55 cars).
Size: 24 acres
Address: Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA
Parking: Limited on-street parking on some perimeter streets, plus additional parking at Cohasset Town Hall (Highland Ave.).
Size: 24 acres
Nelson Memorial Park
Address: 255 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Parking: Ample on-site parking. Sticker not required.
Size: 3 acres
Address: 100 Lighthouse Rd, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking at 100 Lighthouse Road.
Address: 199 Central St, Abington, MA 02351, USA
Parking: Limited parking at 833 Central Street.
Size: 0.2 acres
Fern Hill Cemetery
Address: 784 High St, Hanson, MA 02341, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking. Follow the paved road from the entrance closest to Route 14 to the rear of the cemetery. A small parking area overlooks Wampatuck Pond.
Size: 6.6 acres
Address: 209 Lower Reed St, Rockland, MA 02370, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking on Lower Reed Street.
Address: 1896 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Parking: Park in Library Plaza, across the street.
Size: 0.28 acres
Harbor Park and Harbor Walk
Address: Joseph Driebeck Way, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Parking: Small parking lot across the street on Joseph Driebeck Way (Town Pier Road).
Size: 2.3 acres
Myles Standish Monument State Reservation
Address: Crescent St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking.
Size: 28 acres
Address: 645 Washington St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Parking: Park across the street at the small lot at the Duxbury Engine House No. 1. There is also bike rack.
Abigail Adams State Park
Address: Abigail Adams State Park, Bridge Street, Weymouth, MA, USA
Parking: Large on-site parking area.
Size: 7.6 acres
Herring Run Pool Park
Address: Herring Run Pool Park, Water Street, Weymouth, MA, USA
Parking: The park is located at the corner of Water and Commercial Streets, directly behind The Venetian restaurant. Look for roadside parking nearby.
Howland’s Landing Park
Address: 23 Howland Landing, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking for 15 cars and 3 trailers.
Size: 5 acres
Address: 93 Essex St, Whitman, MA 02382, USA
Parking: Limited parking available outside the entrance gates on both ends of Colebrook Blvd.
Size: 25 acres
Whitman Town Park
Address: 141 Whitman Ave, Whitman, MA 02382, USA
Parking: Numerous free roadside parking spaces on Whitman Ave., adjacent to the park.
Size: 14 acres
South River Park
Address: 2148 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking.
Size: 1.7 acres
Veterans Memorial Park
Address: 2200 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Parking: Park at unpaved pull-off adjacent to the park on Plain Street (Route 139).
Size: 0.8 acres
Herring Run Park – Pembroke
Address: 149 Barker St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
Parking: On-site parking. Additional access on Little’s Avenue (but no formal parking area).
Size: 59 acres
Cushing Memorial State Park
Address: 8 Cushing Rd, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking at the end of Cushing Park Road.
Size: 4.8 acres
Scituate, MA 02066, USA
A small grassy park with numerous war memorials and benches, plus a beloved seasonal fountain with an elephant theme.
33 Summer St # A, Kingston, MA 02364, USA
The headquarters for Kingston’s Recreation department, offering various classes and programs. Indoor spaces available to rent for classes and functions. Baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts. Right Field Playground is immediately adjacent (to the rear).
Jet On A Pole, 26 Memorial Grove Ave, Weymouth, MA 02190, USA
A small park located in Union Point, the site of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station. Named for Commander John J. “Jack” Shea, who served in the US Naval Reserves at the Squantum Naval Air Station in the 1920s and 1930s. The Grove consists of 32 trees dedicated to Congressional Medal of Honor recipients […]
30 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
This pleasant grassy park in the Plymouth Harbor commercial district features benches, memorials, and bridges over Town Brook. Stop by in the spring to see alewife herring swimming upstream to their spawning grounds.
245 Summer St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
This varied property features baseball fields, pickle ball courts and a historic community center.
214 West St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Town-owned Christmas tree farm. Open seasonally.
2-102 King Caesar Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Located across the street from the King Caesar House museum, this small grassy park offers gorgeous views of Duxbury Bay.
32 Border St, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA
This tiny property on Cohasset’s Inner Harbor features a shade pavilion, with benches, picnic tables, and interpretive signage. Also on site, a memorial to Captain John Smith. 30 minute tie-up for boats.
481 Union St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Longtime conservation land dedicated to agricultural pursuits, with 35 acres of open fields, bordered by forest. Home of Marshfield’s Community Gardens, Mounces Meadow features large garden plots plots, suitable for gardeners with prior experience and for families. Additional fields are rented to local farmers. Mounces Meadow shares a driveway with Mounce Farm, a private residence that […]
10 Spring Ln, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
This grassy park in historic downtown Plymouth features pond views, gravel/concrete paths, a wooden bridge, and a half mile walkway along the edge of Town Brook. The mostly-paved walkway offers a pretty and peaceful route to the Plymouth Harbor commercial area. Along the way, it connects with the Plimoth Grist Mill, Brewster Gardens, and Pilgrim […]
47 Wareham St, Middleborough, MA 02346, USA
Also known as the Middleborough Herring Run, the Wareham Street Dam and Bridge, and the Wareham Street Fish Ladder. This small park on the Nemasket River is a perfect spot for viewing the annual alewife herring run. Stop by in mid-to late March and early April to see thousands of herring making their way upstream […]
Whitney Wharf Park, -99, 53 Summer St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
This small town-owned park is situated on and beside Whitney Wharf in Hingham Harbor. One side features a grassy drumlin hill, a launch ramp for boats, a dredged basin for moorings, and a 0.1-mile walkway along the shore. The other side features the POW-MIA Veteran’s Park, with a crushed stone walking path, benches, and stunning […]
192 HMS Halsted Dr, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation owns this tiny, grassy park in the Hingham Shipyard commercial center. It links directly to the Hewitts Landing Waterfront Walkway, which extends behind a residential area along the water’s edge, providing about 0.25 miles of easy, scenic walking. Located right next door to the commuter boat.
95 Otis St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
This multi-purpose park on Hingham Harbor features a beach for swimming, lawns, shade trees, a 0.25-mile brick walkway trail, seasonal restrooms and concessions, and a bandstand, plus interpretive signage about the area’s history. Home of the Hingham Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the spectacular views of Hingham Harbor and World’s End.
92 Middle St, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
Baseball complex with artificial turf and a paved walking trail. Also on site, and across the street, is the Weymouth War Memorial, which honors soldiers as far back as the French & Indian Wars.
PLYM-014A, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
This expansive stone jetty extends for 0.58 miles into Plymouth Harbor. Also on site, the Plymouth Harbormaster and the Leo F. DeMarsh State Boat Ramp, as well as a small public park with a paved/concrete walkway along the water’s edge. The boat launching ramp is appropriate for both trailer and car-top boats (launch/parking fee applies to […]
PLYM-014A, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Public boat ramp and small park with a paved/concrete walkway along Plymouth Harbor. Also the home of the Plymouth Harbormaster and the Plymouth Harbor Jetty. Appropriate for both trailer and car top boat launching (launch/parking fee applies to both).
Weymouth, MA 02191, USA
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston skyline! This grassy hilltop park on Bradley Road offers benches and a picnic area. It’s a great spot to sit and contemplate the natural world.
Iron Hill St, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
This small town park at the edge of Whitman’s Pond features a very long, 2-part fish ladder and a viewing platform for the South Shore’s only waterfall, Iron Hill Falls (also known as Whitman’s Falls). In the spring, you can see herring making the arduous climb up Herring Run Brook to their spawning grounds in […]
1496 Commercial St, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
Very small park in Jackson Square with benches, picnic tables and views of the fish ladder on Herring Run Brook. Right next door to Lovell Field.
0 Emery Ln, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA
24-acre hilltop park with views of the Boston Skyline. Features a 0.25-mile paved walking loop and a shade pavilion. Stroller-friendly.
Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA
This grassy, tree-lined, 24-acre historic district is a lovely spot for picnic or a short stroll.
255 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Beachfront playground with picnic tables, benches and a large grassy area. Small sandy beach, plus launch ramp for canoes and kayaks. Paved walking trail with direct link to North Plymouth Rail Trail. Seasonal features include restrooms, concessions stand, splash pad.
100 Lighthouse Rd, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Also known as Old Scituate Light, this c. 1810 structure was the 11th lighthouse built in the United States. Small plaques posted at various points on site offer tidbits of the property’s history. Outdoor visitors are welcome year-round. Occasional tours are available from the Scituate Historical Society. Note: The keeper’s house is a private residence.
199 Central St, Abington, MA 02351, USA
A tiny, butterfly-friendly park on the Shumatuscacant River. An enchanting spot where visitors are invited to observe and contemplate the natural world.
784 High St, Hanson, MA 02341, USA
Historic cemetery with walking paths and views of Wampatuck Pond. Water access for canoes, kayaks and anglers.
209 Lower Reed St, Rockland, MA 02370, USA
This small town park features a 0.25 asphalt track, playing fields and a playground.
1896 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Very small green space in Marshfield’s busy downtown area. Located on the Rail Trail, a short walk from Keville Footbridge.
Joseph Driebeck Way, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Harbor Park is a small, grassy town park, located directly on Green Harbor itself. The Harbor Walk is a wide, 1-mile long, sidewalk-type walkway. It connects Harbor Park to the Marshfield Town Pier, the Brant Rock Esplanade, and Peter Igo Park. It extends along Route 139, crossing the Green Harbor River, and continues to Careswell Street. […]
Crescent St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Climb to the top of Captain’s Hill for a panoramic view up and down the coast. The tower is open seasonally, on weekends, but you can hike up the hill anytime.
A small open area with a stream running through it. Located at the intersection of Union and Congress Streets.
645 Washington St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
This tiny park, constructed atop an old wharf, is located within Duxbury’s Old Shipbuilders District. It offers beautiful views of the Bluefish River.
Abigail Adams State Park, Bridge Street, Weymouth, MA, USA
A 0.7-mile walking trail along the Weymouth Back River, and a convenient place to launch your canoe or kayak. Stroller-friendly. Part of the Back River Trail.
Herring Run Pool Park, Water Street, Weymouth, MA, USA
A pocket park in Jackson Square, at the corner of Water and Commercial Streets. Stop by in the springtime to see the herring run. Stop by anytime to learn more about herring in general. The park is located on Herring Run Brook, a major tributary to the Weymouth Back River. This is a great spot […]
23 Howland Landing, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
A hillside park overlooking Kingston Bay with a launch for small boats.
93 Essex St, Whitman, MA 02382, USA
Small grassy park with paved walking trail between two ponds. Stroller-friendly.
141 Whitman Ave, Whitman, MA 02382, USA
This grassy 14-acre park designed by the Olmsted Brothers, features a pond with a water fountain, broad walking paths, numerous benches and memorials, plus athletic fields and a playground.
2148 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
This 1.7 acre park has river views, a short trail, a boardwalk, and a picnic area, plus a Marshfield Veterans Honor Roll.
2200 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
The South River flows through this historic milling and manufacturing site, which dates back to 1656, when William Ford and Josiah Winslow erected Marshfield’s first grist mill. Now home to a fish ladder, undershot water wheel, and passive recreational park.
149 Barker St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
This large grassy town-owned park stands on both sides of Herring Brook. Herring begin their annual migration in the springtime, usually in April. Starting from Massachusetts Bay, they swim up the North River for 12 miles to this site and beyond. They are on their way to their spawning grounds at Gorham Mill, Oldham Pond, […]
8 Cushing Rd, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
A short woodland trail leads to the burial site of Chief Justice William Cushing. Possibly the smallest state park in the Commonwealth.
1 Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Pocket park managed by Scituate Historical Society. Views of the First Herring Brook and a historic water-driven mill and dam. Cross the street to Old Oaken Bucket Pond to view the fish ladder and the spring migration of herring.