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Town Parks & Monuments

Braintree Veterans Memorial

1 John F Kennedy Memorial Dr, Braintree, MA 02184, USA

781-794-8950

Owned By: Town of Braintree

Located in front of Town Hall, this narrow grassy park features benches, memorials and a time-capsule.

Features

This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk). To learn more about our 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

A sidewalk extends along the edge of the park.

Habitats and Wildlife

This grassy park is lined with oak and maple trees. It is located within the watershed of the Monatiquot River.

The Monatiquot River rises in Braintree, at the confluence of the Farm and Cochato Rivers, within the Braintree Municipal Golf Course. It flows northeast for 4.9 miles before merging with Smelt Brook to form the Fore River. The Fore River serves as the boundary between the towns of Weymouth and Braintree. It flows for about 3 miles, into Quincy, where it meets Town River, and then flows for another 2 miles into Hingham Bay. In its final few miles, the Fore River is nearly a mile wide in some places. Follow the Fore River Watershed Association more information about the Monatiquot and Fore Rivers.

1 John F Kennedy Memorial Dr, Braintree, MA 02184, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: On-site parking at Braintree Town Hall.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

Benches, memorials.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Monatiquot River (Fore River watershed)

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