Town Parks & Monuments

Teak Sherman Memorial Park & Community Garden

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

Owned By: Town of Scituate

Home of the Scituate Community Garden, this small park features old stone walls and a 0.12-mile trail through the woods.


The park is named for William T. Sherman.

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

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

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.

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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