Hiking

Richard E. Gifford Playground

139 Thicket St, Weymouth, MA 02190, USA

781.682.6124

https://weymouthma.myrec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=10820

Owned By: Town of Weymouth

Also known as Gifford Park, this small playground and athletic complex also offers access to the Great Pond Trail.

Features

Small playground with play structure and baseball field.

Trail Description

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

Habitats and Wildlife

Great Pond, located behind the park, provides drinking water for the Town of Weymouth. It is part of the Weir River watershed, with its waters flowing northeast toward Whitman’s Pond and the Weymouth Back River.

The woods here are primarily beech and pine, with some oak, maple, hemlock, yellow birch, and holly.

139 Thicket St, Weymouth, MA 02190, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

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

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