Birch Street Playground/Marcus Ford Park

160 Birch St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA

Owned By: Town of Pembroke

Constructed in 2007, this large, 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 much more. 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.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) and Wampanoag Native American tribes. To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mattakeeset band of the Massachusett, the Massachusett tribe at Ponkapoag, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, and the Herring Pond Wampanoag all share information on their websites. 

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 is located within the watershed of Pine Brook, a tributary to the Jones River.

The Jones River finds it source at Silver Lake, and extends for 7.5 miles through the town of Kingston. Follow the Jones River Watershed Association for more information.

160 Birch St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

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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