49 Summit St, Weymouth, MA 02188, USA
Owned By: Town of Weymouth
This small hillside park near Weymouth Landing features a playground, a basketball court, and the Milton J. Kelley Memorial Baseball Field. About half the park is a natural area with numerous trees and rocky outcroppings. This park is sometimes confused with Webb Memorial State Park in North Weymouth.
The playground features swings and climbing structures. Its surface is a combination of wood chips and rubber mats. There is a concrete access ramp between the parking area and the playground.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
While there are no formal trails in this small park, there is ample natural space in which to walk around.
Habitats and Wildlife
This park is situated on a hill, overlooking Weymouth Landing. Much of it is grassy, but there are a number of rocky outcroppings, plus oak, beech, cedar, and cherry trees, sumac and numerous shrubs. It is located within the watershed of the Monatiquot River.
The Monatiquot River rises in Braintree, at the confluence of the Farm and Cochato Rivers, within the Braintree Municipal Golf Course. It flows northeast for 4.9 miles before merging with Smelt Brook to form the Fore River. The Fore River serves as the boundary between the towns of Weymouth and Braintree. It flows for about 3 miles, into Quincy, where it meets Town River, and then flows for another 2 miles into Hingham Bay. In its final few miles, the Fore River is nearly a mile wide in some places. Follow the Fore River Watershed Association more information about the Monatiquot and Fore Rivers.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited on site parking lot on Summit Street. Handicapped parking (2 spaces) on Gibbens Street.
Trail Difficulty: Easy, Medium
Playground, basketball court, baseball field, bleachers, benches, informational kiosk, trash receptacles.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: A ramp leads from the parking area to the playground. Handicapped parking is available next to the baseball field, on Gibbens Street.
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Monatiquot River (Fore River watershed)