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Town Parks & Monuments

Training Green

65 Sandwich Street, Plymouth, MA, USA

508-747-1620 x10137

Owned By: Town of Plymouth

Small grassy park on a hillside, with a flagpole, memorials, walkways, and benches. A short walk from downtown Plymouth. Just down the street from Sirricco Memorial Playground.

Features

According to See Plymouth, “Plymouth’s Training Green is one of the oldest continuously used parks in the country. This ornamental park was designated as ‘a perpetual common or training place’ in 1711, when the town designated it as the official Training Green, and it remained a muster field into the 19th century.

The local militia trained here for many years. The design for the walks and perimeter curbing was done in 1889 by the well-known landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead. The Civil War Monument, erected in 1869 is dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of Plymouth who lost their lives in both the Civil War and the War of 1812.”

Trail Description

Concrete walkways cross-cross the park, totaling about 0.2 miles.

Habitats and Wildlife

This grassy park contains numerous oak and maples trees. The waters here flow to Plymouth Harbor.

65 Sandwich Street, Plymouth, MA, USA

Historic Site: Yes

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 1.4 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking on Sandwich Street.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy, Medium

Facilities:

Benches, memorials, flagpole, concrete walkways, trash and pet waste receptacles.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Plymouth Harbor (Atlantic Ocean)

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