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South Shore Playground Guide - MAP INCLUDED

Your Guide to Community Playgrounds on Boston's South Shore

By Laurie Corbett June 12, 2020


As playgrounds on the South Shore begin to re-open we are working to make sure our South Shore Playground Guide is filled with up-to-date information on all of the community playgrounds in Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate, and Whitman.

Please be aware that playground openings and closing may happen quickly and that rules and regulations may we different in different towns and then in years past. We will update this guide weekly throughout the season but would love your help being alerted if something has changed at one of our local playgrounds. 

Want more details on a playground? Click the name for a full review. Note - Reviews may be from previous years and things may have changed. We add and update reviews whenever possible so check back often.


Note - this map includes all of the playgrounds in our guide whether they are open or not. 


Playgrounds in Abington, Massachusetts


Beaver Brook Playground 
Ralph G. Hamlin Jr Lane, Abington, MA


An older, wooden structure, wood chip surface playground, with lots of climbing structures, swings, slides, benches and picnic tables set in the shade of large trees next to playing fields. No bathrooms.


Please find Abington Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE





Ernest H. Laidler Field Playground
Chestnut Street, Abington, MA


A small, fenced-in, wood chip surface playground with a single climbing structure and swings next to a soccer field. A parking lot and no bathrooms.

Please find Abington Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE






Harrison Avenue Playground
Harrison Avenue, Abington, MA


A wood chip surface playground with single climbing structure and swings next to a baseball field. A small parking lot and no bathrooms.


Please find Abington Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE


Playgrounds in Cohasset, Massachusetts



Beechwood Field Playground

Beechwood and Doane Street, Cohasset, MA

A small, wood chip surface, fenced-in playground next to a ball field. No bathrooms.

Please find Cohasset Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations for playground use HERE. 





Library Playground
35 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA


A large, fenced-in, wood chip surface playground with several climbing structures, swings, and picnic tables behind the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. A large parking lot and bathrooms available in the library when open.

Please find Cohasset Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations for playground use HERE.

Playgrounds in Duxbury, Massachusetts



Ellison Playground

77 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA

A large, fenced-in, wood chip surface playground with several climbing structures, slides, and swings. A parking lot and bathrooms inside the public library when open. 

Please find Duxbury Parks and Recreation's statement on playgrounds HERE



Wadsworth Playground

Wadsworth Street, Duxbury, MA

A small, wood chip surface playground next to a ball field. A parking lot and no bathrooms. 

Please find Duxbury Parks and Recreation's statement on playgrounds HERE



Walter Kopke Playground

492 Keene Street, Duxbury, MA

A small gated but not completely fenced-in, wood chip surface playground with a small climbing structure, spinning monkey bars, ladder climber, large tire and infant swings next to a tennis court and several ball fields. Parking lots on both sides of the playground. 

Please find Duxbury Parks and Recreation's statement on playgrounds HERE

Playgrounds in Hanover, Massachusetts


Hanover Playground

495 Hanover St, Hanover, MA


Playgrounds in Hingham, Massachusetts




Kress Field Playground
Gardner Street, Hingham


A rubber and wood chip surface playground with lots of ramps for accessibility located next to a ball field and basketball court. A parking lot and no bathrooms. 


Please find the Town of Hingham's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE.





Hersey Field Playground
Thaxter Street, Hingham, MA


A small, wood chip surface, fenced-in playground with two climbing structures, a double slide, swings, and infant swings. A parking lot and no bathrooms. 


Please find the Town of Hingham's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE.





Hingham Rec Center/Cronin Playground
210 Central Street or 339 Main Street, Hingham, MA


A large, sand surface, fenced-in playground with climbing structures, swings, slides, sandbox, and imaginary play area. Parking lot and bathrooms in the Rec Barn next to the playground (opened 2018). 

Please find the Town of Hingham's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE.


Playgrounds in Hull, Massachusetts

 

DCR Playground at Nantasket Beach

Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA

A rubber surface playground with a large climbing structure, swings, and other items with views of the ocean. Parking is available in DCR parking lot and bathrooms are available when the beach facilities are open. 

Please find the DCR's statement on Nantasket Playground HERE.



Gunrock Playground

Gunrock Beach, Hull, MA

A grass surface playground with swings, infant swings, a single older monkey bar, and basketball court. Street parking and no bathrooms.

Please find Hull Parks and Recreation's statement on playgrounds HERE



Lt. Joseph McLaughlin Park/Hampton Circle Playground

Hampton Circle/Moreland Avenue, Hull, MA

A small, grass and dirt surface, neighborhood playground with a single climbing structure. One or two street spots only on very narrow streets.

Please find Hull Parks and Recreation's statement on playgrounds HERE.



Kenberma Playground

435 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA

A fenced-in, grass and wood chip surface playground with two climbing structures, slides, swings, benches and a Little Free Library. 

Please find Hull Parks and Recreation's statement on playgrounds HERE.




Village/Neal Playground

Main Street and Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA

A small, grass and wood chip surface playground next to a ball field. Limited street parking and no bathrooms.

Please find Hull Parks and Recreation's statement on playgrounds HERE.

Playgrounds in Marshfield, Massachusetts



Kids at Play Park
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA


A large, rubber surface, fenced-in playground with climbing structures, imaginary play areas, swings, and slides. A large parking lot and bathrooms available at the nearby library when open. 


Please find Marshfield Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE



Marshfield Hills Playground
229 Old Main Street, Marshfield, MA


A small playground next to the fire station. 

Please find Marshfield Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE




MattyK's Seven Seas Toddler Park Playground

Rexhame Beach, Marshfield, MA

New in spring 2018! Fenced-in, sand surface, pirate-themed playground with a single climbing structure and sand toys. Large parking lot (beach sticker required) and bathrooms when the beach is open. 

Please find the MattyK's Seven Seas' statement on their playground including new rules and regulations HERE.



Peter Igo Park
Marshall Avenue and Dyke Road, Marshfield, MA

A very small, fenced-in, wood chip surface playground with a single crawling tunnel, infant swings, and a balance beam. Set in the larger Peter Igo Park with a sand volleyball court, a bocce court, tennis courts, canoe and kayak rentals, basketball and street hockey courts, horseshoes, pickleball and more. ADA compatible restrooms available from 8 AM to 8 PM across the street at Disabled American Veterans hall per agreement with the park. 

Please find Marshfield Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE





Tower Avenue Park Playground
Colonial Road and Tower Avenue, Marshfield, MA


A newer, fenced and gated, wood chip surface playground with several climbing structures, slides, swings, basketball court and shaded picnic table. Designed for kids age 2 - 12. Older children welcome if caring for younger children or with a guardian. Open dawn to dusk. Street parking and no bathrooms. 

Please find Marshfield Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE


Playgrounds in Norwell, Massachusetts



Gaffield Park Playground

River Street, Norwell, MA


 A large, wood chip and dirt surface playground set back in the woods with plenty of climbing structures, swings and picnic tables. The playground received an update in Summer 2019 including new surfaces to make it more accessible. A parking lot and no bathrooms. 


Please find Norwell Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE




Reynolds Playground
Prouty Avenue, Norwell, MA


A wood chip and rubber surface neighborhood playground with a climbing structure, swings, and a basketball court. Street parking and no bathrooms. 


Please find Norwell Recreation Department's statement on playgrounds including new rules and regulations HERE


Playgrounds in Pembroke, Massachusetts



Community Center Playground
128 Center Street, Pembroke, MA


An older, fenced-in (gate was broken as of 3/28/19), sand surface playground with a climbing structure, steep slide, infant swings, ride-ons, picnic table, and tractor digger. Next to the Pembroke Public Library (bathrooms) and lots of parking in large lot.





Marcus B. Ford/Birch Street Playground
Birch Street, Pembroke, MA


A completely fenced-in, wood surface playground with a variety of climbing structures, imaginary play area,  swings, infant swings, slides, and a paved path around the perimeter. A large parking lot and no bathrooms.  

Playgrounds in Rockland, Massachusetts



Bicentennial Park Playground
Lower Reed Street, Rockland, MA


An older, grass and gravel surface, metal structure playground with ride-ons, a slide, swings, and tire swing set in the trees next to a track. A parking lot and port-a-potty in the spring through fall. 



 

Hartsuff Park Playground
Hingham Street, Rockland, MA


A mulch surface playground set back from the parking area down a dirt road with a separate climbing structure for toddlers, rock wall, balance beams, swings, triple slide, picnic tables. A large parking lot and restrooms in the summer months when Hartsuff Park Pond is open for swimming. 


Playgrounds in Scituate, Massachusetts



North Scituate Playground

Henry Turner Baily Road, Scituate, MA


A fenced-in, rubber surface playground with unique features, slides, swings, and picnic tables. A parking lot and no bathrooms. 




Purple Dinosaur Playground

618 Country Way, Scituate, MA

An older, fenced-in, wood surface playground several climbing structures. A large parking lot and no bathrooms. 

Playgrounds in Whitman, Massachusetts



Whitman Town Park Playground

Whitman Avenue, Whitman, MA

Large, wood chip and rubber path surface playground with multiple climbing structures, a rock wall, lots of swings, and picnic tables located within the beautiful Whitman Town Park. 








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