192 HMS Halsted Dr, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Owned By: Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation owns this tiny, grassy park in the Hingham Shipyard commercial center. It links directly to the Hewitts Landing Waterfront Walkway, which extends behind a residential area along the water’s edge, providing about 0.25 miles of easy, scenic walking. Located right next door to the commuter boat.
This park was dedicated on June 6th, 2018 by the Town of Hingham’s Department of Veteran’s Services and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. It recognizes Eugene F. Creedon, a WWII Sailor who advocated tirelessly for a permanent memorial on this site. Interpretive signage (including one about building landing craft, and one about the deep harbor) offers some background on the Hingham Shipyard’s role in WWII.
A paved, lighted walkway extends through the park, connecting directly with the Hewitts Cove Waterfront Walkway. Taken together, they offer 0.25 miles of easy walking past old wharves and along the water’s edge.
Habitats and Wildlife
This grassy park doesn’t have many natural features, but it offers a lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean and some historic wharves.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited on-site parking on HMS Halsted Drive.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches, memorials, flagpole, interpretive signage.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Atlantic Ocean