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Newell Playground

Weymouth, MA 02188, USA

781.682.6124

https://weymouthma.myrec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=13044

Owned By: Town of Weymouth

Small playground in the Idlewell neighborhood in Weymouth, with a baseball field, a basketball court, and a large grassy area. Located on Mill Cove on the Fore River. 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.

Features

This older playground features a swing set and a play structure.

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

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.

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

Facilities:

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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