Parks Projects

Improving Weymouth's parks and open space
great esker park

Parks and open space provide fun, safe areas for residents to be active and can benefit people’s physical and mental health. Research shows that investing in open space also yields positive economic returns. According to the Trust for Public Land, every $1.00 invested in parks and open space in Massachusetts returns $4.00 in natural goods and services to the state's economy.

The Department of Planning and Community Development oversees a number of projects each year to improve Weymouth's parks and open space. Many of these projects are supported through state grants, Community Preservation funds, local meals tax revenue, and federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Click on the links below for more information about past park projects. 

King Oak Hill Park (under construction)

New pavilion and restroom building

New walking path and seating

New lighting, parking, plantings, and signage

New pedestrian and vehicular access 


Osprey Overlook Park (2017)

New overlook and walking paths with water views
New parking, seating, and signage

Richard E. Gifford Playground (2016)

New playground and walkway
New parking, sign, and tables

James Humphrey Field (2016)

New baseball backstop

New fencing, parking, seating, and sign

Kibby Property (2016)

New walking paths with water views

New seating and sign

Kibby Property Sign

Birches Playground (2015)

New baseball backstop and playground

New fencing, gate, sign, and tables

House Rock Park and Sgt. Edmund L. Marks Playground (2015)

New slide and swings

Newly painted basketball court

New fencing, gate, sign, and tables

Legion Memorial Field (2015)

New turf field, playground, tennis courts, and walking paths

New lighting, parking, restrooms, and seating

Green space and wetland restoration

James T. O'Sullivan Playground (2015-16)

New playground and walkway

New parking, seating, and sign

Retaining wall repairs

Stella Tirrell Park (2014)

New street hockey court

Newly painted basketball court

New fencing, parking, and sign

Bradford Hawes Park (2014-15)

New playground and walking paths

New regulation-size basketball court

Newly painted street hockey rink

New fencing, lighting, seating, sign, tables, and trees 

Great Hill Park (2014)

New ballards, seating, and viewing platform

William E. Newell Playground (2011)

New parking, play decks, shade port, sign, and table

Herring Run Pool Park (2010)

New handrails, kiosk, lighting, murals, ​and seating

Kibby Land Acquisition (2010)

New connection to Abigail Adams State Park

Kibby Prpperty