1051Washington St, Braintree, MA 02184, USA
Owned By: Town of Braintree
Located on Sunset Lake, at the corner of Pond and Washington Streets, this small park features benches, ornamental plantings, a very short paved trail, and lake views. Formerly known as Little Pond Park.
Originally known as Little Pond Park, this parcel was renamed in the 1980’s to honor Charles Furlong, a South Braintree businessman and community leader. The property is landscaped by the Gardener’s Guild.
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.
The park offers a very short (0.03 mile) paved access trail.
Habitats and Wildlife
This small grassy park on Sunset Lake features maples trees and ornamental plantings. Sunset Lake is part of the Monatiquot River watershed. A stream flows south from the southwestern corner of the lake into the Monatiquot.
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.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 0.5 acre
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: No on-site parking. Consider parking at the town-owned Noah Torrey Park, down the street, which is within walking distance.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches, water views, trash receptacles.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Limited ADA access.
Scenic Views: Yes