Lawrence Heritage State Park

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Lawrence Heritage State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Visitor Center, Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence MA.jpg
Visitor's Center
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Essex
City Lawrence
Location
 - coordinates 42°42′24″N 71°9′27″W / 42.70667°N 71.15750°W / 42.70667; -71.15750Coordinates: 42°42′24″N 71°9′27″W / 42.70667°N 71.15750°W / 42.70667; -71.15750
Area 23 acres (9 ha)
Managed by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
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Location of Lawrence Heritage State Park
Location of Lawrence Heritage State Park
Website : Lawrence Heritage State Park

Lawrence Heritage State Park is a Massachusetts state park made up of three separate sections located in the city of Lawrence. The park is dedicated to the preservation of the city's industrial heritage and is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.[1]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Visitors Center: The visitors center is located in a restored 1840s boarding house and offers exhibits which detail the life of 19th-century mill workers and the industrial history of Lawrence and the surrounding region.
  • Pemberton Park: The 5-acre (2.0 ha) urban park offers views of the city's mills and historic dam while providing opportunities for fishing and boating.
  • Lawrence Riverfront State Park: The easternmost section of the park runs along the Merrimack River[2] and has group facilities, playing courts for basketball, tennis, and street hockey, and wooded walking trails. Sailing lessons are given during summer months at the Bashara Boathouse.
  • Lynn Heritage State Park also offers bike paths, picnicking facilities and public programs that include concerts, theatrical events, and the annual Bread and Roses Festival.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lawrence Heritage State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Park Map". MassParks: Lawrence Heritage State Park. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 

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