Marshfield Kids at Play Park

Marshfield Recreation: (781) 834-5543

Owned By: Town of Marshfield

Marshfield Kids at Play Park is a fun and well-appointed 21st-century playground for younger and older children, located in Library Plaza, in the bustling town center. Fully fenced-in with rubber underfoot, plus a shade structure.


A fenced-in, 21st century playground with a rubber surface and play areas for children ages 2-12. Swings, slides, tunnels, ladders, ramps, and numerous interconnected play structures, plus a climbing rock.

This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk). To learn more about 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 nearby, at Dandelion Park, you can access Marshfield Bridle Path and Rail Trail, which offers a 3.5-mile path across town.

Habitats and Wildlife

The playground is located in Library Plaza. It’s hard to tell from all the pavement, but the land here drains into the South River, which is located close-by — just across Ocean Street.

The South River originates deep in Duxbury. Its source is in the Round Pond area, and from there it winds unobtrusively through the woods for several miles. Although one can view it from Route 3, and also from both the South River Bog and the Camp Wing Conservation Area, it remains a narrow and mostly un-navigable stream until just below Veterans Memorial Park. From there it flows through South River Park, behind the playground of South River School, and under the Willow Street and Francis Keville Bridges. Wider at that point, and navigable at most tides, its course winds through the marshes as it runs parallel to Route 139, all the way to Rexhame. From there the river turns northward. It flows for 3 miles between Humarock and the mainland to Fourth Cliff, where it joins the North River at its outlet to the sea.

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Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 10,000 square feet

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Ample on-site parking in Library Plaza.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Covered picnic pavilion, playground for ages 2-12, trash receptacles, benches, water fountain. Restrooms are available in Ventress Memorial Library from 8am to 8pm. Look for the building’s side door, across the parking area from the playground.

Dogs: No

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: South River watershed

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