Beaver Brook Reservation
|Beaver Brook Reservation|
|Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston|
|- elevation||92 ft (28 m) |
|Area||59 acres (24 ha) |
|Management||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|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.
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.
Activities and amenities
In addition to a bike path, playing fields and fishing opportunities, the reservation offers programs on wildlife and cultural history. Restrooms and a tot lot are also available.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beaver Brook Reservation
- "Beaver Brook Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
Beaver Brook Reservation Department of Conservation and Recreation