Town Parks & Monuments

Heritage Park

Heritage Park, Weymouth, MA, USA

Owned By: Town of Weymouth

Established in 2022, to mark the Town of Weymouth’s 400th Anniversary, this small, grassy park features numerous benches and memorials, a flagpole, a detailed history of the town, and a 0.1 mile concrete walking path. It is located at the geographic center of Weymouth.


Among the many memorials on site, one pays tribute to Abigail Adams (née Smith), who was born in Weymouth. She was the wife of second US President John Adams and the mother of sixth US President John Quincy Adams, and is remembered as an early proponent of women’s rights. Another acknowledges “the last Indian attack on Weymouth … the high water mark of King Philip’s War,” and yet another, the site of Weymouth’s first town house. In addition, a detailed series of placards tell the history of Weymouth from 1620 to the present.

Trail Description

A 0.1-mile concrete walkway extends in a wide circle within the park. Along the way, numerous placards detail the history of Weymouth from 1620 to the present.

Habitats and Wildlife

This grassy park features a few scattered oak and birch trees, as well as ornamental plantings. Waters here flow to Whitman’s Pond, nearby, which is part of the Weymouth Back River watershed.

The Weymouth Back River rises from several ponds and swamps, including Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth. It flows for about 10 miles, and empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Hingham Bay, just south of Grape Island and Slate Island. For more information about the Weymouth Back River, follow the Back River Watershed Association.

Heritage Park, Weymouth, MA, USA

Historic Site: Yes

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 1 acre

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Benches, memorials, flagpole.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: No

Waterbody/Watershed: Whitman's Pond / Weymouth Back River

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