Bradford Hawes Park

167 Lakehurst Ave, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA

Weymouth Recreation: 781-682-6124

Owned By: Town of Weymouth

Bradford Hawes Park in Weymouth is a grassy athletic complex and playground with a short (0.2-mile) walking trail and a small patch of woods. Facilities include a baseball field, a regulation-sized basketball court, and a street hockey rink.


This park was renovated in 2015, thanks to a state “Our Common Backyards” grant as well as Community Preservation Act funds and a Community Development Block Grant. A donation “In Memory of Tanner B” (Tanner Barbara) funded the seating and tables in the park.

Bradford Hawes Park was re-dedicated by Weymouth town officials on August 30, 2015. Bradford Hawes was a Civil War veteran who served Weymouth as a selectman and school committee member.

This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk). 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

There is a part-gravel, part-paved, part-concrete trail that extends for 0.2 miles through the property, from one parking area to the other. Along the way, it passes between the baseball field and the basketball court, past a small memorial to Bradford Hawes, and then through a grassy area, along the edge of a small woodland, and into the playground.

Habitats and Wildlife

This is an open, grassy park with a small woodland in one corner. It lies within the watershed of the Plymouth River, a major tributary to Crooked Meadow River, which joins with Fulling Mill Brook to create the Weir River.

The Weir River flows north through Hingham, with Tower Brook and Accord Brook joining it in its first mile. It gradually turns northeast and flows for another 1.4 miles to Foundry Pond. The Weir River Estuary, designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Area of Critical Concern, begins just below the manmade dam at the pond. The mile-wide estuary forms the border between Hingham and Hull, and empties into Hingham Bay.

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167 Lakehurst Ave, Weymouth, MA 02189, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 2.7 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited parking areas in 2 spots on Lakehurst Avenue.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Youth baseball field, basketball court, street hockey court, picnic tables, benches, bike rack, trash and pet waste receptacles and a playground.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome, if licensed and on a leash, but are not permitted inside the street hockey court.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Plymouth River (Weir River watershed)

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