Dorchester Shores Reservation

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Dorchester Shores Reservation
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Suffolk
Municipality Boston
Location Morrissey Boulevard
 - elevation 10 ft (3 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°17′50″N 71°2′44″W / 42.29722°N 71.04556°W / 42.29722; -71.04556Coordinates: 42°17′50″N 71°2′44″W / 42.29722°N 71.04556°W / 42.29722; -71.04556
Area 44 acres (18 ha)
 - Malibu Beach 27 acres (11 ha) [2]
 - Tenean Beach 10 acres (4 ha) [2]
 - Victory Road Park 7 acres (3 ha) [2]
Established 1962
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Dorchester Shores Reservation

Dorchester Shores Reservation is a Massachusetts state park consisting of three non-contiguous areas totaling 44 acres (18 ha) along the eastern edge of the Dorchester section of Boston. The area is composed of beaches and a park along the extended mouth of the Neponset River: Savin Hill/Malibu Beach, Tenean Beach, and Victory Road Park. Savin Hill is adjacent to Malibu Beach and has been restored to its original Olmsted Brothers design. The reservation is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Malibu Beach: Swimming and bathhouse.
  • Savin Hill Beach: Swimming, sports fields, tot-lot playground.
  • Tenean Beach: Swimming, playground, tennis and basketball courts.
  • Victory Road Park: The park occupies a reclaimed landfill and is designed for passive use.
  • The reservation also offers picnicking, restrooms, concessions, fishing, first aid, and information.


  1. ^ "Malibu Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dorchester Shores Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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