Newell Playground

Weymouth, MA 02188, USA

Weymouth Parks/Trees/Grounds: (781) 337-5100

Owned By: Town of Weymouth

The William. E. Newell Memorial Playground is a small park in the Idlewell neighborhood in Weymouth. Located on Mill Cove on the Fore River, it features a baseball field, a basketball court, and a large grassy area. A small beach serves as a potential launch site for canoes and kayaks for those who don’t mind carrying a boat across the park.


This older playground is named for William E. Newell. It features a swing set and a play structure.

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. 

Follow the Fore River Watershed Association more information about the Monatiquot and Fore Rivers.

Trail Description

No trails, but plenty of space to walk around.

Habitats and Wildlife

The park consists mostly of a grassy field is surrounded by maple and sumac trees. Along the edge of the Fore River there is a small pebbly beach and some salt marsh. There is an osprey platform (currently unoccupied) on the beach.

The Fore River serves as the boundary line between the towns of Weymouth and Braintree. It flows for about 3 miles, into Quincy, where it meets Town River, and then flows for another 2 miles into Hingham Bay. In its final few miles, the Fore River is nearly a mile wide in some places.

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Weymouth, MA 02188, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: Yes

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Size: 3.5 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Small on-site parking area. Additional roadside parking on Idlewell Blvd.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Informational kiosk, trash receptacles, picnic area, shaded picnic table, small playground, baseball field, basketball court.

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

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Fore River

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