Beaver Brook Reservation

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Coordinates: 42°23′13″N 71°11′47″W / 42.38694°N 71.19639°W / 42.38694; -71.19639
Beaver Brook Reservation
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
Waverly Oaks, Belmont, MA - 3.JPG
Waverly Oaks
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Municipalities Belmont, Waltham
Location Mill Street
 - elevation 92 ft (28 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°23′13″N 71°11′47″W / 42.38694°N 71.19639°W / 42.38694; -71.19639
Area 59 acres (24 ha) [2]
Founded 1893
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Beaver Brook Reservation

Beaver Brook Reservation is a Massachusetts state park located in Belmont and Waltham. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. It was the first reservation established by the Metropolitan Park Commission in 1893.[2]

Description[edit]

Beaver Brook Reservation is a 59-acre (240,000 m2) park of open fields, woodland, and wetlands. The park includes a cascading waterfall and a wading pool.

A portion of the reservation comprises land once owned by Robert Morris Copeland whose 19th-century home sits within the park. Other points of historical interest include a monument to the Waverly Oaks (once defended from destruction by landscape architect Charles Eliot) and the remains of a 19th-century fulling mill.

Waverly Oaks, Winslow Homer, 1864. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Activities and amenities[edit]

In addition to a bike path, playing fields and fishing opportunities, the reservation offers programs on wildlife and cultural history.[2] Restrooms and a tot lot are also available.


References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beaver Brook Reservation
  2. ^ a b c "Beaver Brook Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Beaver Brook Reservation Department of Conservation and Recreation