Town Parks & Monuments

Teak Sherman Memorial Park & Community Garden

595 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Owned By: Town of Scituate

Scituate’s Teak Sherman Memorial Park and Community Garden is a small park with old stone walls and a 0.12-mile trail through the woods.


The park is named for William T. Sherman.

The Community Garden is completely fenced in. To inquire about a garden plot, contact

Long before the arrival of European settlers, Scituate was inhabited by members of the Massachusett (Massachuseuk) tribe, who maintained villages on the eastern shore of the Gulf River, as well as in Scituate Harbor. 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

From the parking area on Route 3A, a trail leads through the woods toward First Parish Road, ending after 0.12 miles at the Scituate Community Garden. Along the way, there’s a stone wall and a bridge over a sometimes-dry streambed. The garden is also accessible from First Parish Road.

Habitats and Wildlife

The woodlands here are quite mixed, featuring maple, beech, pine, oak, holly, birch, and cedar. The property is within the watershed 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 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.

  • A photograph of a property sign on the grass next to a forest.
  • A photograph of a trail leading into the woods with some stones along one side and a cylindrical property marker.
  • A photograph of a green cylindrical property marker beside a trail.
  • A photograph of a trail extending through the woods.
  • A photograph of a boardwalk in a forest with bare trees and brown leaves.
  • A photograph of a chain link fence and a garden with a Scituate Community Garden sign on the fence.
  • A photograph of a garden.
  • A photograph of a trail crossing an old stone wall.
  • A photograph of a bench at the edge of a forest.
595 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Parking for 5 vehicles in a small lot off Route 3A.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Bench, community garden. Geocache location.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: First Herring Brook (North River watershed)

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