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.
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.
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.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 5 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Two on-site parking lots.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches, trash receptacles, facilities for soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, and lacrosse.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Keene's Brook (South River watershed)