235 Pond St, Weymouth, MA 02190, USA
Owned By: Town of Weymouth
Baseball complex with small playground and access to the 1.1-mile Great Pond Trail.
Baseball complex with batting cage, two fields, and field house, plus a small playground.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe. A circa-1500 B.C.E. dugout canoe was discovered in 1965, partially buried in the shoreline of Great Pond. Likely an artifact of the Massachuseuk indigenous tribe, the canoe at Tufts Library in Weymouth, adjacent to Weston Park.
Look for the Great Pond Trail at the rear of the property. It extends 1.1 mile to the Richard E. Gifford Playground.
Habitats and Wildlife
The woods here are primarily beech and pine, with some oak, maple, hemlock, yellow birch, and holly.
Great Pond, located behind the park, provides drinking water for the Town of Weymouth. It is part of the Weymouth Back River watershed, with its waters flowing northeast toward Whitman’s Pond and the Weymouth Back River. The Weymouth Back River flows for about 10 miles, and empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Hingham Bay, just south of Grape Island and Slate Island.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Bike rack, trash receptacles, small playground, baseball fields with batting cage and field house.
Dogs: Dogs must remain in a leash no longer than 6 feet. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Weymouth Back River watershed