Hiking

Dandelion Park

1896 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

https://www.mollyfund.net/index.php/dandelion-park

Owned By: Town of Marshfield

Very small green space in Marshfield’s busy downtown area. Located on the Rail Trail, a short walk from Keville Footbridge.

Features

Established on the site of a defunct gas station in the middle of downtown Marshfield, this small but serene park was dedicated in June 2009. It honors Molly Fitzgerald, as well as all other loved ones who were lost too soon. The park is maintained by the Molly Fund and its team of volunteers. The organization hosts community events such as Stories in the Park (a reading program for young children), as well as pumpkin carving at Halloween, and a tree lighting ceremony during the holidays.

Trail Description

There is just 0.1 mile of trail here, but if you continue to the Rail Trail, immediately adjacent, you can walk for 3.2 additional miles across Marshfield. The Rail Trail links directly to Pratt Farm and Carolina Hill Reservation, where there are additional trail networks.

Habitats and Wildlife

The South River is a short walk away — about 0.2 miles down the Rail Trail behind CVS, at the Francis Keville Footbridge.

1896 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 0.28 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Park in Library Plaza, across the street.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

Benches and memorials.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

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