Gaffield Park

68 River St, Norwell, MA 02061, USA

Owned By: Town of Norwell

This 8-acre parcel of town-owned land in Norwell contains multi-activity playground structures, short trails, and a sledding hill. It is one of many access points to Norwell’s Pathway, a paved bike and walking trail. New in 2022: the parking lot is now paved!


There aren’t any streams that flow through Gaffield Park, so rain and other runoff flow downhill to Second Herring Brook and the North River.

Trail Description

Short trails lead away from the playground area into the woods, inviting exploration. Some large glacial erratic boulders in the forest encourage imaginative play.

Habitats and Wildlife

The playground is set in a natural bowl within a pine forest. Woodland creatures such as chipmunks and squirrels are a common sight. Watch and listen for birds in the trees.

68 River St, Norwell, MA 02061, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 8 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Playground, picnic tables, benches.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Second Herring Brook (North River watershed)

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