67 S Franklin St, Holbrook, MA 02343, USA
Owned By: Town of Holbrook
The front of the property features a fenced-in playground with areas for younger and older children, with swings, slides, and climbing structures, plus a gazebo/shade structure. Also basketball and tennis courts. The rear of the property is a large athletic complex with soccer, baseball and softball fields, a seasonal concession stand, picnic tables, benches, and a 0.5-mile paved walking loop.
The playground has a paved access path between the parking area and the gazebo/shade structure, and wood chips underfoot. The section for younger children is known as Castle Canyon.
Sumner Field is encircled by a flat, 0.5-mile paved walking loop.
Habitats and Wildlife
This open property with numerous athletic fields is bordered on two sides with oak trees. There are some wetlands at the eastern perimeter.
The streams and wetlands on this property flow to the Cochato River, which rises in Avon and serves as the boundary between Randolph and Braintree. Within the Braintree Municipal Golf Course, it merges with the Farm River for form the Monatiquot River.
The Monatiquot River flows northeast for 4.9 miles before merging with Smelt Brook to form the Fore River. The Fore River serves as the boundary between the towns of Weymouth and Braintree. It flows for about 3 miles, into Quincy, where it meets Town River, and then flows for another 2 miles into Hingham Bay. In its final few miles, the Fore River is nearly a mile wide in some places.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 5 acres
Hours: 7am to Dusk
Parking: Ample on-site parking
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches, trash receptacles, porta-potty, fenced-in playground, basketball and tennis courts, athletic fields, seasonal concession stand, 0.5-mile paved walking loop.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Cochato River (Fore River watershed)