Ashland State Park
|Ashland State Park|
|Massachusetts State Park|
The spillway below the reservoir dam
|Elevation||230 ft (70 m) |
|Area||472 acres (191 ha) |
|Management||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Website: Ashland State Park|
Ashland State Park is a 472-acre (191 ha) Massachusetts state park located in the town of Ashland. The park includes the 157-acre (64 ha) Ashland Reservoir which was completed in 1895. When the reservoir was taken out of service in 1947 the property was converted to a state park managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The reservoir's dam and spillway are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Activities and amenities
The park was unstaffed from 2009 through 2012 due to budget cuts and reopened in 2013 with funding to restore facilities that had deteriorated during the shutdown. The park offers wheelchair-accessible restrooms, picnic grounds and swimming beach, plus a ramp for motorized and non-motorized boating and fishing. Trails are used for hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.
- "Ashland State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
- "Sudbury Reservoir". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
- "Ashland State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- Ishkanian, Ellen (November 10, 2012). "Ashland State Park reopening next year". Boston.com (Globe Newspaper Company). Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- McGagh, Ken (June 22, 2013). "Ashland State Park reopens". MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.: GateHouse Media). Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- Ashland State Park Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Ashland State Park Map Department of Conservation and Recreation