495 Hanover St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA
Owned By: Town of Hanover
Hanover’s public playground is the centerpiece of this property, which also includes a baseball field, a street hockey rink, two basketball courts, and picnic area. Immediately adjacent: the Hanover Veterans Memorial and Bandstand.
The fenced-in playground features areas for younger (ages 2-5) and older (ages 5-12) children, with swings, slides, climbing structures, and wood chips underfoot. Trees around the perimeter provide partial shade.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
Habitats and Wildlife
The playground and other facilities on this property are set mostly on a flat, open, grassy area. Some pine and maple trees provide shade around the perimeter. The property drains into an unnamed stream which flows south through Hanover, passing beneath Broadway before flowing into the Indian Head River near the Hanover/Hanson town line.
The Indian Head River rises from the Drinkwater River and Factory Pond in West Hanover. It forms the boundary between Hanover and Hanson, and merges with Pembroke’s Herring Brook, a short distance downstream of Ludden’s Ford Park, to form the North River at a spot called The Crotch. The North River flows 12 miles through Pembroke, Hanover, Norwell, Marshfield and Scituate, eventually making its way to Massachusetts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Hours: 6am to 10pm
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Benches, trash receptacles, picnic tables.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Indian Head River (North River watershed)