132 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02025, USA
Owned By: Town of Hingham
A small, fenced-in playground for younger children with wood chips and rubber surfacing underfoot, plus a large grassy field.
An 1800 square foot playground was constructed on this site in 2019. It is overseen by the Hingham Recreation Department. According to the Hingham Land Trust’s “Parklands for the Public,” the field out back occasionally floods and freezes in winter, creating an informal ice skating area. Next door to Hull Street Playground is the 10.5-acre Rockland Street/Tugmanug Lane conservation parcel, a mix of wetland and upland donated to Hingham Conservation by Sarah Lovett in 2012.
Habitats and Wildlife
The playground is situated in one corner of a large grassy field. Some pine, oak, and cedar trees provide moderate shade. The property lies within the watershed of Turkey Hill Run, a tributary to the Weir River.
Formed at the confluence of Crooked Meadow River and Fulling Mill Brook, the Weir River flows through Hingham, 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 Foundry Pond. The mile-wide estuary forms the border between Hingham and Hull, and empties into Hingham Bay.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 5.8 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: On-site parking for at least 10 vehicles.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The playground features climbing and bouncing structures, a sandbox with a digger, and a play structure with a slide. Trash receptacles.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Turkey Hill Run (Weir River watershed)