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.
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.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 8 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited on-site parking.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Playground, picnic tables, benches.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Second Herring Brook (North River watershed)