777 Indian Head St, Hanson, MA 02341, USA
Owned By: Town of Hanson
Town-owned multi-sport complex on Route 58 in Hanson featuring basketball and baseball (Little League and major league), as well as the Hanson Skate Park. Directly adjacent to the Hanson Veterans Memorial Town Forest.
This property was improved in the 2010s thanks to Community Preservation funds.
This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk) Native American tribe. Prior to European contact, the Mattakeeset band of the Massachusett lived for thousands of years in the North River watershed. Their village included most of today’s Pembroke and Hanson. The word “Mattakeeset” means “place of many fish.”
Habitats and Wildlife
The property is located very close to Wampatuck Pond. The 62-acre pond is manmade, and Indian Head Brook flows through it. The property itself is mostly grass, but in the woods nearby, you will find pine and oak, as well as maple, beech and holly trees, and also and a remarkably large yellow birch!
Indian Head Brook is a major tributary to the Indian Head River. The Indian Head River forms the boundary between Hanover and Hanson, and merges with Pembroke’s Herring Brook, a short distance downstream of Ludden’s Ford Park, to form the North River at a spot called The Crotch. The North River flows 12 miles through Pembroke, Hanover, Norwell, Marshfield and Scituate, eventually making its way to Massachusetts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 10 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Trail Difficulty: No trails.
Baseball and basketball facilities as well as a skate park. Trash receptacles, bike rack.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Indian Head Brook (North River watershed)