Squantum Point Park

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Squantum Point Park
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
Squantum point park.jpg
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Municipality Quincy
Elevation 0 ft (0 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°18′00″N 71°02′20″W / 42.30000°N 71.03889°W / 42.30000; -71.03889Coordinates: 42°18′00″N 71°02′20″W / 42.30000°N 71.03889°W / 42.30000; -71.03889 [1]
Area 46 acres (19 ha) [2]
Opened 2001
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Squantum Point Park

Squantum Point Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located on the Squantum peninsula of Quincy, Massachusetts. Managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the park occupies the site of the former Squantum Naval Air Station (all that remains of the military installation is 2,700 feet of runway).[3] The park is associated with the development of the Neponset River Reservation.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Squantum Point is the eastern terminus of the Quincy RiverWalk, a 2-mile trail along the Quincy side of the Neponset River Estuary.[5] The park provides views of the Boston skyline and opportunities for picnicking, canoeing, bird watching, and shoreline fishing as well as paths for running and in-line skating.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Squantum Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Squantum Point Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Neponset River Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Neponset River Reservation: Quincy Riverwalk". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 

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