Parks by Ward

Ward 1 Parks 

Arthur Boyson Park

Location: Heron Road in Adams Shore
Size: 1.3 acres
Features: Basketball court & children's playground equipment

Named for Adams Shore community activist Arthur Boyson, former President of Adams Shore Community Association and helped City work to acquire land for playground.

Brill Field

Location: Island Avenue in Hough's Neck
Size: 4.6 acres
Features: Basketball court, softball field, tot-lot and in-line skate park

Cricket Pitch at General Palmer Park

Location: 56 Bicknell Street, Germantown

CPA funded project created first dedicated cricket pitch in Quincy

Faxon Field / Russell Park

Location: Southern Artery in Quincy Center
Size: 7.5 acres
Features: Regulation sized track and field facility, football practice field, children's play equipment and five tennis courts with lights

Named for Henry M. Faxon, who bequeathed this land to the people of the city of Quincy in 1919. His original gift also included the land where the Vo-Tech school currently sits.

Grenham Street Playground

Location: Macy Street in Hough's Neck
Size: 0.5 acres
Features: Children's playground equipment

Named for Sgt. Lawrence A. Grenham, a Hough's neck resident who was killed while serving in Vietnam during March, 1968. The park was named in his honor in 1996.

LaBrecque Field

Location: Sea Street in Hough's Neck
Size: 6.17 acres
Features: Softball field, baseball field, two basketball courts and tot-lot

Named for Alfred N. LaBrecque, a Hough's Neck veteran of World War I. LaBrecque went on to serve as President of the Quincy City Council.

McKinnon Playground

Location: Chapel Street in Hough's Neck
Size: .75 acres
Features: Children's playground equipment

Named for Gregory McKinnon, a young Hough's Neck resident who died unexpectedly in 1982.

Nancy McArdle Park at Allerton Street Playground

Location: Allerton Street in Hough's Neck
Size: 0.5 acres 
FeaturesChildren's playground equipment

Passanageset Park at Broad Meadows Marsh

Location: Calvin Road in Adams Shore - access from school parking lot and Quincy Youth Arena
Size: 1.3 miles of trails and acres of passive upland meadows
Features: Passanageset Park at Broad Meadows is a beautiful, water-front park boasting magnificent views, 1.3 miles of walking trails and several acres of upland meadows. Passanageset is a wonderful spot for bird watching. Over 90 species of birds have been spotted at the park since last year.

The park was officially reopened and renamed in 2015, after an extensive research project done by the 'History Girls' at Broad Meadows Middle School.

The Park Department is in the midst of making additional enhancements to the park, including the installation of a 50' pedestrian bridge in the center of the park. Work on the bridge will be completed this spring. The CPC has also approved additional funding for trail improvements, which will be completed later this year.

Dirt-biking is prohibited at Passanageset Park. If you see dirt biking taking place there, please contact the non-emergency Police line at 617-479-1212.

Perkins Playground

Location: Narragansett Road in Merrymount
Size: 5.57 acres
Features: Soccer field, softball field, CPA funded basketball and street hockey court and tot-lot

The park was named in 1932 for James S. Perkins, longtime Principal of the adjacent Merrymount School

Snug Harbor Playground

Location: Palmer Street in Germantown
Size: 7.8 acres 
Features: Two basketball courts, softball field, three soccer fields and two tot-lots 

Taffrail Road Playground

Location: Taffrail Road in Germantown
Size: 1 acre
Features: Two basketball courts

Ward 2 Parks

Bradford Street Playground

Location: Bradford Street in Penn's Hill
Size: 1 acre
Features: Basketball court and tot-lot 

Faxon Park / Faxon Park Road in South Quincy

Location: Faxon Park Road
Size: 57 acres
Features: Two little league fields, a softball field with lights, basketball court, tot-lot, picnic area with pavilion and many walking paths

Originally the Town's South Commons, the land was sold off to private owners in 1818. A large portion of the South Commons was purchased by Job Faxon and he passed the land along to his son Henry H. Faxon. In 1885, Henry Faxon bequeathed 37 acres of land to the City. In 1935, his son Henry M. Faxon added to his father's gift and donated 20 acres to the park, bringing it to its current size.

Flynn Playground

Location: Elm Street / South Street in Quincy Point
Size: 1 acre
Features: Basketball court and tot-lot

The park is named for William H. Flynn, a Ward II City Councilor in the early 1900's. He was renowned for supporting park and playground projects and was active in youth and semi-pro baseball.

Fore River Field

Location: Beechwood Street in Quincy Point
Size: 7.2 acres
Features: Two little league fields, street hockey court, tennis court, basketball court and football field

One of the baseball diamonds was named for Ray Dunn, a coach and mentor to thousands of Quincy Point youngsters.  There is also a memorial stone in honor of David and Stephen Pitts, two Quincy Point brothers who fought in Vietnam.

Joy Hanlon and Malcolm MacNeil Soccer Fields

Location: The intersection of Cleverly Court and South Street, two 30x50 soccer fields play Features: Two 30x50 soccer fields

The two soccer fields play host to Quincy Youth Soccer's U10's throughout the spring and fall. One field is named after Joy Hanlon, a young girl who died tragically near the field; the other is named after Malcolm MacNeil, one of the founders of Quincy Youth Soccer.

Monroe Playground

Location: Pond Street in Quincy Point
Size: 9 acres
Features: Baseball field, basketball court and skateboard park

The park is named for Israel W. Monroe, the maternal grandfather of Henry M. Faxon who donated the park to the city. The park was donated to the City in 1935.

Ward 3 Parks

Bishop Playground

Location: Hamilton Avenue/Holbrook Road in Montclair
Size: 5.5 acres 
Features: Baseball field, softball field, tot-lot, basketball court, street hockey court and five tennis courts with lights

Frederick H. Bishop was a Civil War veteran of the 14th Infantry. Born on March 30, 1848, Bishop lived on Summit Avenue most of his life. A plaque was dedicated at this park in 1996 in honor of long-time Montclair resident Joseph Gildea.

Forbes Hill Playground

Location: Summit Avenue/Forbes Hill Road in Wollaston
Size: 5.25 acres
Features: Children's playground equipment, basketball court, tennis court and little league field

This site once served as water reservoir for the City. The large granite tower, built 1901-1904, is the only reminder of the park's interesting history. Forbes Hill was likely named for the influential Forbes family that inhabited the area until W. Cameron Forbes had his land taken by the State by eminent domain to build the reservoir.

Stoney Brae Playground

Location: South Central Avenue on Wollaston Hill
Size: 0.5 acres 
Features: Children's tot-lot

Brae is the Scottish word for a small slope or hill

Whitwell Street Playground

Location: Whitwell Street on Hospital Hill
Size: 6.5 acres
Features: 6.5 Children's tot-lot

Once the site of an old schoolhouse, the land was developed into a park after the school burnt down in a fire.

Wollaston School Playground

Location: Beale Street in Wollaston
Size: 2.15 acres
Features: Children's tot-lot and basketball court

Ward 4 Parks

Blue Hills Reservation

Located only minutes from the bustle of downtown Boston, the DCR Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, providing a green oasis in an urban environment. Rising above the horizon, Great Blue Hill reaches a height of 635 feet, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hills chain. From the rocky summit visitors can see over the entire metropolitan area. With its scenic views, varied terrain and 125 miles of trails, the Blue Hills Reservation offers year-round enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiast. For more information on the Blue Hills Reservation, please click here.

Flaherty Park

Location: Hall Place/Quarry Street in West Quincy
Size: .75 acres
Features: Basketball court, street hockey court and children's play equipment

Named for Patrick J. Flaherty, a long-time resident and community activist for the West Quincy area.

Grasso Playground

Location: Columbia Street in South Quincy
Size: 0.6 acres
Features: Basketball court and children's play equipment

Named for Paul V. Grasso, USMC who was a South Quincy resident killed while serving in Vietnam in 1968.

Kincaide Park

Location: Water Street in Southwest Quincy
Size: 5.2 acres
Features: Softball field and baseball field with lights, tennis court, street hockey court and children's playground equipment

Named for Henry L. Kincaide, a Colonel who served in the Spanish-American War. He went on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Quincy. The Kincaide Department store was a staple of the Quincy Center economy for years.

Michael G. Therrien and Sgt. Robert Allen Curry Fields

Named for Sgt. Robert Allen Curry, a West Quincy native who fought in World War II, and Michael Therrien, a teacher and soccer coach who passed away tragically, this facility boasts two soccer fields. The lower field is a full sized pitch; the upper field is 50x80. A recent upgrade was performed by the Park Department and funded by the Community Preservation Act. Sgt. Curry was winner of the Air Medal and Purple Heart. His B17 bomber disappeared over the Pacific on May 21, 1943.

O'Rourke Playground

Location: Quarry Street in West Quincy
Size: 7.6 acres
Features: Children's tot-lot, basketball court, baseball field, softball field and football/soccer field area

This park was named for John J. O'Rourke, a South Quincy resident who was wounded in World War I. The park was dedicated in 1932.

Smith & Quarry Street Playground

Location: Smith Street / Quarry Street in West Quincy
Size: 0.25 acres 
Features: Basketball court

Sterling Middle School Park

Location: Roberts Street in West Quincy
Size: 1.5 acres
Features: Basketball court and track facility

The adjacent school is named for Reay E. Sterling, long-time principal of the South Junior High School. 

Ward 5 Parks

Beechwood Knoll Playground

Location: Fenno Street in Wollaston
Size: 2.2 acres
Features: Basketball court and children's tot-lot

Freedom Park

Location: Burgin Parkway

The original statue of John Adams sits in Freedom Park.

Mass Field Playground

Location: Willett Street in Wollaston
Size: 1.1 acres
Features: Basketball court, tot-lot and large play area

Playground named for adjacent school, which is now closed.

Merrymount Park

Location: Hancock Street / Merrymount Parkway in Wollaston

Quincy's largest and most utilized park, it is home to the following facilities:

  • Adams Field

  • Finest amateur baseball field in New England
  • Adams Walk

  • Dedicated June 13, 2009, World War II Memorial, Adams Presidential Tablet, Charles Francis Adams gift monument, fountain and benches
  • Coletta Field

  • Regulation baseball field
  • Collins Rest-a-While

  • Children's playground
  • Fenno Street Courts

  • Two basketball and two tennis courts with lights
  • Mitchell / McCoy Field

  • Girls' and women's-only softball facility 
  • Pageant Field

  • Two little league field and picnic facility
  • Quincy Shores Reservation - owned and maintained by the DCR

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk. Bathhouse open July to September. Quincy Shore Reservation offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Quincy Shore Drive links Wollaston Beach with Caddy memorial Park and Moswetuset Hummock. The 2.3 mile beach is popular for its jogging/bicycling trail and swimming. Caddy Park on the southern end of the beach has over 15 acres of fields and marsh as well as a play area, lookout tower and picnic tables. Moswetuset Hummock, on the beach's northern end, is a National Historic Site. Once a summer campsite of Native Americans during the 1600's, it is a mixture of woodland trails and open marshland. The site which has a short loop trail, offers views of Quincy Bay and 144-acre Squantum Marsh.
  • To visit the DCR website, please click here.
  • Richard J. Koch Park & Rec Complex

  • Home of the Park and Recreation Departments.
  • Merrymount Park is 80 acres in size. It was donated to the City of Quincy in 1885 by Charles Francis Adams II, grandson of President John Quincy Adams. Adams procured his good friend Frederick Law Olmsted to help develop the park, but the town did not have the money for Olmsted to develop a full plan. In addition to the recreation facilities, the park possesses wooded uplands and acres of salt marsh.
  • Directly adjacent to Merrymount Park is Grossman Park,a 50-acre preserve of wetlands and upland area. The park was given to the City by the Grossman family in the 1960's.
  • Ruth Gordon Amphitheater

  • The city's only outdoor amphitheater.
  • Ryan Boathouse

  • City's only boating and sailing facility named for William F. Ryan, the city's first Recreation Director, who served from 1955-1975.
  • Varsity Soccer Field

  • A soccer field.
  • Veterans' Memorial Stadium

  • A synthetic field turf hosting football, soccer and lacrosse.

 

Ward 6 Parks

Cavanagh Stadium

Location: Birch Street in North Quincy
Size:  4.5 acres
Features: Football field, basketball court and track facility

Named for Staff Sergeant Charles Cavanagh, who was killed while serving his country on March 6, 1945 in Germany.  Cavanagh served with Company C, 28th Infantry Regt, 8th Division. He was born in Quincy on June 21, 1904 and a plaque was dedicated at the park on June 22, 1947. The current plaque was rededicated on June 14, 2000.

Creedon Field

Location: Hunt Street in North Quincy
Size: 2.5 acres 
Features: Multi-use turf field

Creedon Field is Quincy's second lighted, artificial turf field.

Joseph W. Koch Memorial Field

Location: Hollis Avenue in North Quincy
Size: 8.3 acres
Features: Soccer Field 

Located behind Atlantic Middle School, the field is named for Joseph W. Koch, a long-time member of the city's DPW and Park Departments. Mr. Koch helped create many of the fields across the City. This field was the last one he worked on before his untimely passing.

Squaw Rock

Location: Adjacent to Nickerson Beach

Squaw Rock is a passive recreational area with beautiful views of the City of Boston and Boston Harbor.

Welcome Young Playground

Location: Sagamore Street in North Quincy
Size: 3.16 acres 
Features: Children's tot-lot, two basketball courts, two tennis courts and women's softball field

This field is named for Welcome G. Young, a City Councilor from Ward Six who served from 1919 to 1929. He made his living in the wholesale toy industry and was a member of the Masonic Fraternity.

Wendall Moses Playground

Location: Park Avenue in Squantum
Size: 3.6 acres
Location: CPA funded tot-lot, basketball courts, CPA funded street hockey court, and two little league fields

This playground is named for John Wendall Moses, a Squantum resident who was killed in World War I during the Battle of Argonne on October 23, 1918. Moses was with the Army's 101st Infantry Division. In 2001, the little league diamonds were named for Bill Phinney and Don Frazier.