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Hollingsworth Park

Hollingsworth Park, Pond Street, Braintree, MA, USA

781-794-8950

Owned By: Town of Braintree

This 20-acre park, located behind the School Department Administrative Offices on Pond Street, features 5 youth baseball fields, a basketball court, and a small playground, plus a seasonal concession stand and restrooms.

Features

Home of the Braintree Little League and the Challenger Baseball League. The playground is accessible for children with disabilities. It has astroturf and grass underfoot.

Community Preservation funds contributed to the renovation of this park, as well as funding from the “Our Common Backyards” state grant program.

This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk). To learn more about our local Native American tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mattakeeset band of the Massachusett, and the Massachusett tribe at Ponkapoag, both share information on their websites. 

Trail Description

No trails, but the paved access road to the park could be a pleasant walking route.

Habitats and Wildlife

This park is mostly baseball fields, with lots of grass, but there are oak trees along the perimeter. The playground is well-shaded.

Hollingsworth Park is located within the watershed of the Farm River. Not far downstream, within the Braintree Municipal Golf Course, the Farm River joins with the Cochato River to form the Monatiquot. The Monatiquot 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. Follow the Fore River Watershed Association more information about the Monatiquot and Fore Rivers.

Hollingsworth Park, Pond Street, Braintree, MA, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 20 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

5 youth baseball fields, batting cages, a basketball court, and a small playground, plus a seasonal concession stand and restrooms. Benches, flag pole, memorials, trash receptacles.

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on the playing fields.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Farm River (Fore River watershed)

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