Dog Parks

Scituate Dog Park

167 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Owned By: Town of Scituate

The Scituate Dog Park is a 1-acre enclosed facility for dogs of all sizes and their companions. It features level pathways, shade areas, and benches. Please respect park rules (posted on site).

Extend your walk on the Driftway Multi-Purpose Path, which connects the Dog Park with Driftway Conservation Park, the Widow’s Walk Golf Course, the James Landing Walkway, and Herring River Trail.


Officially opened September 28, 2019. Maintained by Friends of Scituate Dog Park.

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. 

Trail Description

This is an enclosed play area for dogs. However there are several trails nearby, at Driftway Conservation Park, the Driftway Multi-Purpose Path, and Herring River Trail.


Habitats and Wildlife

Located within the watershed of Herring River, which is a continuation of First Herring Brook.

First Herring Brook finds its source in Scituate in the area west of Route 3A, between First Parish Road and Old Oaken Bucket Road. It flows through the First Herring Brook Reservoir, and downstream to Old Oaken Bucket Pond, passing through two dams. Below the historic Stockbridge Grist Mill, at the Driftway, it flows into Herring River, a major tributary to the North River. Herring River flows into the North River near The Spit.

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167 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 1 acre

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking at 167 Driftway.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Benches, pet waste receptacles.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Herring River watershed