27 Allerton St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Owned By: Town of Plymouth
Small fenced-in playground with a rubber surface. Located in a neighborhood setting, at the corner of Allerton and Sever Streets, on a hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor.
Small fenced-in playground with grassy area and play structures for children ages 2-5. In earlier times, this site served as a water reservoir for the downtown business district.
This land is within the region of the Wampanoag tribe. To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag and the Herring Pond Wampanoag both share information on their websites.
Habitats and Wildlife
This grassy, tree-lined property features maples, oaks and black walnuts. It is within the watershed of Town Brook, which finds its source in the 269-acre freshwater pond known as the Billington Sea, and flows for 1.5 miles before emptying into Plymouth Harbor.
Town Brook is home to a herring run on the rebound! Every spring, thousands of alewife herring swim upstream, en route to their spawning grounds in the Billington Sea. In 2003, about 7,000 herring were counted here. In 2016, there were nearly 200,000! This is thanks largely to the removal of four local dams that impeded fish passage.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 0.95 acre
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited parking on-site on Sever Street.
Play structures for children ages 2-5. Trash receptacles, picnic table.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Town Brook