Outdoor Recreation



Patton Park Playground Revitalizes Youth Recreation in Hamilton
Hundreds of children on the North Shore are new beneficiaries of a state-of-the-art playground, partly funded by CPA revenue and situated along Bay Road (Route 1A) in the Town of Hamilton. From 2012 to 2013, community members witnessed the transformation of an old, dilapidated playground designed for children under the age 5, into an updated and expanded outdoor recreation facility containing playground elements for children of all ages.
Herring Run Park, Weymouth
Every spring, thousands of migratory herring swim from Boston Harbor up the Weymouth Back River on their way to Whitman’s Pond. Herring spend most of their lives in the ocean, but return to fresh water once a year to spawn. On their way upstream, they pass through Jackson Square in Weymouth, where there is now a new CPA-funded park, celebrating the herring and providing a place to help town residents and visitors appreciate them each spring.
Forge Pond Park, Hanover
Hanover’s Forge Pond Park, financed entirely with CPA funds, will be the largest recreational complex on the South Shore when complete. Hanover took an uncommon approach to the project, using CPA funds to purchase land for active recreation, and then building outdoor recreational facilities on the property.
Clipper City Rail Trail, Newburyport
This three-mile bicycle/jogging trail created with CPA funds runs through downtown Newburyport and in a complete circle around the city.
Horizons For Youth Camp Acquisition, Sharon
The town of Sharon used its CPA funds to acquire a former camp on the shore of Lake Massapoag for active and passive recreational use.