77 Alden St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
Owned By: Town of Duxbury
Spacious fenced-in playground with areas for younger and older children. Also on site: tennis and basketball courts. Also known as Ellison Playground and Grafton Toddler Park.
Constructed in 2003, the playground features swings, slides, tunnels, climbing structures, and bouncing equipment, plus play structures for toddlers and elementary school age children. Woodchips and rubber mats underfoot. The tennis and basketball courts are located on the other side of the building.
This land is within the region of the Patuxet Wampanoag tribe, who for centuries have inhabited the area around the Jones River now known as Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth.
Habitats and Wildlife
There are a couple of trees adjacent to the playground providing a little bit of shade.
The library property is part of the Bluefish River watershed. The Bluefish River originates in ponds and springs between Duxbury’s Station & Washington Streets and Partridge Road, and flows north, parallel to the coast, to the Cushman Preserve. From there, it turns east, passing the Reynolds-Maxwell Garden and flowing under Washington Street, where it opens up into a broad estuary. The Bluefish River merges with the Duxbury Back River in Duxbury Bay.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Trail Difficulty: No trails.
Benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Bluefish River (Duxbury Back River watershed)