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Kopke Playground

492 Keene St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Owned By: Town of Duxbury

This grassy park / outdoor athletic complex offers a small playground, plus facilities for baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and lacrosse. An unmarked trail network is accessible from the southern end of the property. Also known as Walter F. Kopke Park.

Features

Once called the Keene Street Playground, this property was re-dedicated in August 2000 to Walter F. Kopke, the “Mayor of Ashdod.” Kopke served as a Conservation Commissioner and was a prominent resident of the Ashdod section of town. Community Preservation Funds supported the park’s renovation.

Trail Description

An unmarked trail network is accessible from the southern end of the property.

Habitats and Wildlife

The property is bordered on all sides by pine/oak forest. Keene’s Brook finds its source in the wetlands between Congress, Taylor, Union and Keene streets. It flows through today’s Camp Wing property and into Keene’s Sawmill Pond. Just downstream of the Keene’s Sawmill historic site, it flows into the South River. The South River remains a narrow and mostly un-navigable stream until it enters Chandler Pond in Marshfield. From there it flows through Marshfield Center, winding through salt marshes all the way to Rexhame. Turning northward, it then flows for 3 miles between Humarock and the mainland to Fourth Cliff, where it joins the North River at its outlet to the sea.

492 Keene St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 5 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Two on-site parking lots.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

Benches, trash receptacles, facilities for soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, and lacrosse.

Dogs: No

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Keene's Brook (South River watershed)

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