Richard E. Gifford Playground

139 Thicket St, Weymouth, MA 02190, USA


Owned By: Town of Weymouth

Also known as Gifford Park, this is a small playground and athletic complex. It provides access to the 1.1-mile Great Pond Trail, which connects to Negus Park.


Small playground with play structure and baseball field.

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

Trail Description

Access to the 1.1-mile Great Pond Trail, which extends to Negus Park.

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.

139 Thicket St, Weymouth, MA 02190, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 6.4 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, playground equipment, baseball field.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Weymouth Back River watershed

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