Beechwood Ballpark

508 Beechwood St, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Town of Cohasset: 781-383-4100

Owned By: Town of Cohasset

The town-owned Beechwood Ballpark in Cohasset features a baseball field, a basketball court and a small playground.


Prior to European contact, a band of the Massachusett Native American tribe maintained a village in what is now Cohasset. It was known as Quonahassit — often translated as “long rocky place.” In 1614, while exploring what was known then as the New World, Captain John Smith (1580-1631) landed in “Quonahassit Harbor” to trade for furs. The Quonahassit village was probably in the vicinity of today’s Elm Street, a summer camp for fishing, and for growing corn, beans and squash. The village moved inland during the winter for shelter, and to hunt for deer, turkey and other wildlife. A widespread plague decimated the Quonahassit population shortly after Smith’s visit.

To learn more about local Native American tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mattakeeset band of the Massachusett, and the Massachusett tribe at Ponkapoag, both share information on their websites. 

Trail Description

No trails, but just around the corner is the Doane Street Entrance to Wompatuck State Park, with numerous opportunities for hiking.

Habitats and Wildlife

The lands here are part of  the Aaron River watershed. The Aaron River finds its source within Wompatuck State Park and flows northeast to the Aaron River Reservoir. The dam that holds the reservoir in place was constructed from 1976-1978. Below the dam, the river continues to flow through Cohasset. It joins with Brass Kettle Brook and eventually empties into the Gulf River in North Scituate. The Gulf River flows into the ocean at Cohasset Harbor.

  • A photograph of the entrance to an outdoor ballpark, with a bicycle rack in the foreground.
  • A photograph of a play structure for young children.
  • A photograph of a basketball court.
  • A photograph of a row of benches next to a baseball field.
508 Beechwood St, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 2 acres

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking (15 cars)

Cost: Free


Small playground, benches, bicycle rack, picnic tables, trash receptacles.

Dogs: No

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: No

Waterbody/Watershed: Aaron River (Gulf River watershed/Cohasset Harbor)

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