Squantum Point Park

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Squantum Point Park
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
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Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
City 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. The park was created on the site of the former Squantum Naval Air Station, which is preserved in a 2,700-foot-long (820 m) strip of runway, and the former dockworks of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation.[3] The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and is associated with the development of the Neponset River Reservation.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

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] It is the eastern terminus of the Quincy RiverWalk, a 2-mile trail along the Quincy side of the Neponset River Estuary,[5] and sits at the eastern end of the Neponset River Greenway.

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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