Town Parks & Monuments

Bates Park

Bates Park, Plymouth, MA, USA

Plymouth Parks & Forestry: 508-830-4162, ext. 12116

Owned By: Town of Plymouth

Small grassy park in a neighborhood setting. Located at the corner of Vernon and Allerton Streets.


Originally called Waverly Square, this small park was dedicated for public use by Moses Bates in 1856. It became a public park in 1892 and was named for Bates in recognition of his gift to the town. The park was designed by the landscape firm of F. L. Olmstead.

This land is within the region of the Patuxet 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. 

Trail Description

A very short (0.04-mile) concrete walkway bisects the park on a diagonal.

Habitats and Wildlife

This grassy park features some maple and oak trees, as well as ornamental plantings. Waters here flow east, to Plymouth Harbor.

Bates Park, Plymouth, MA, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 0.75 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Pet waste wag receptacle.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Plymouth Harbor (Cape Cod Bay)

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