Birch Street Playground/Marcus Ford Park

160 Birch St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA

Owned By: Town of Pembroke

Constructed in 2007, this fenced-in playground features play structures for both younger (ages 2-5) and older (ages 5-12) children with wood chips underfoot. There are swings, slides, a climbing web, a seesaw, and numerous other features. A 0.08-mile paved trail extends within the perimeter of the fenced area. There is also a baseball field on site, and a 0.5-mile trail into the woods.


Smoking and hunting are not permitted on site.

Trail Description

The playground features a 0.08-mile flat, paved walked trail within its fenced perimeter. There is also a 0.5-mile trail beyond the parking lot, which extends through the woods past a baseball field and to the edge of the property, where there is a FCC (cellular) tower.

Habitats and Wildlife

Although not particularly shaded, this playground is surrounded by woodlands comprised mostly of pine and oak. It lies within the watershed of Pine Brook, a tributary to the Jones River.

160 Birch St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Large on-site parking lot.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


The entire playground is fenced-in. A gate close to Birch Street offers wheelchair/stroller access to a 0.08-mile paved loop that extends inside the perimeter of the fenced-in area. There are play structures for older and younger children, swings, slides, a see-saw, climbing structures, picnic tables, and benches. Also on site, trash receptacles and a baseball field. No restrooms.

Dogs: No

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Pine Brook (Jones River watershed)

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