Kress Field

281-329 Gardner St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Hingham Recreation: (781) 741-1464

Owned By: Town of Hingham

Small playground plus a baseball field, soccer/lacrosse fields, and a basketball court.


The playground is not fenced in, but it is far enough from the road to provide some peace of mind. The surface is a combination of rubber and wood chips. Equipment includes swings, slides, ramps, a seesaw with seats, and various things to climb upon, or to otherwise keep the little ones engaged.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.

Habitats and Wildlife

The streams and wetlands on this property flow into the Plymouth River. The Plymouth River is a major tributary to Crooked Meadow River, which joins with Fulling Mill Brook to create the Weir River. The Weir River flows north through Hingham, with Tower Brook and Accord Brook joining it in its first mile. It gradually turns northeast and flows for another 1.4 miles, through Weir River Farm 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 pond. The mile-wide estuary — with numerous acres of undisturbed salt marsh — forms the border between Hingham and Hull, and empties into Hingham Bay. For more information about the Weir River, follow the Weir River Watershed Association.

281-329 Gardner St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 5 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Baseball field, soccer/lacrosse field, basketball court, small playground with swings, seesaw, shade umbrella, climbing structures. Picnic tables, trash and recycling receptacles, benches.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Plymouth River (Weir River watershed)

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