45 Burr Rd, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Owned By: Town of Hingham
A large, grassy complex of athletic fields, known sometimes as Cronin Field. Also features basketball, volleyball, street hockey, and tennis courts, and the Haley Field Little League facilities, plus a gravel walking track, a recreation center, and a playground. Located behind the Hingham Town Hall. See separate listing for Hingham Community Playground.
This large athletic complex, managed by Hingham Recreation, was formerly the location of Central Junior High School.
Habitats and Wildlife
There are some shade trees around the perimeter, including maples and pine, but this is mostly a flat, open grassy area.
The waters here flow to Tower Brook, which joins with Fulling Mill Brook and Crooked Meadow River to form the Weir River. The Weir River flows north through Hingham, with Tower Brook and Accord Brook joining it in its first mile. It gradually turns northeast and flows for another 1.4 miles, through Weir River Farm and eventually into Foundry Pond. The Weir River Estuary, designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Area of Critical Concern, begins just below the manmade dam at the pond. The mile-wide estuary — with numerous acres of undisturbed salt marsh — forms the border between Hingham and Hull, and empties into Hingham Bay. For more information about the Weir River, follow the Weir River Watershed Association.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 18.7 acres
Hours: Dawn To Dusk
Parking: Parking lot at Hingham Town Hall. Roadside parking on Burr Road. Playground parking via an access road next to the Fire Station at 339 Main Street.
Benches, trash receptacles. Basketball, volleyball, street hockey, and tennis courts. Athletic fields, a gravel walking track, a recreation center, and a playground.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Tower Brook (Weir River)