1896 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Owned By: Town of Marshfield
Very small green space in Marshfield’s busy downtown area. Located on the Bridle Path & Rail Trail, a short walk from Keville Footbridge.
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.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
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.
The South River originates deep in Duxbury. Its source is in the Round Pond area, and from there it winds unobtrusively through the woods for several miles. Although one can view it from Route 3, and also from both the South River Bog and the Camp Wing Conservation Area, it remains a narrow and mostly un-navigable stream until just below Veterans Memorial Park. From there it flows through South River Park, behind the playground of South River School, and under the Willow Street and Francis Keville Bridges. Wider at that point, and navigable at most tides, its course winds through the marshes as it runs parallel to Route 139, all the way to Rexhame. From there the river turns northward. It flows for 3 miles between Humarock and the mainland to Fourth Cliff, where it joins the North River at its outlet to the sea.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 0.28 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Park in Library Plaza, across the street.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches and memorials.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: South River watershed