Brooklawn Park

Located in the North End of New Bedford, Brooklawn Park is a recreational haven for residents seeking some exercise and fresh air. This city-owned park attracts kids, families, and active adults who want to take a walk, ride a bike, and have some fun!

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a caterpillar crawls up the arm of a laughing girl

Even though it’s located in New Bedford’s urban North End, Brooklawn Park still holds lots of nature that kids have a blast discovering.

Brooklawn Park was once part of a country estate built by Daniel Ricketson. The park welcomed some famous visitors in the 1800s, including writers Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Today, Brooklawn Park has woods, grassy fields, and walking paths where local residents can stroll, bike, and play.

Trails

Stretch your legs with a quick walk along Brooklawn Park’s paved walkways, which are flat and easy for all to enjoy. Want a deeper dose of nature? Explore the pleasant Ricketson Nature Trail through the park’s wooded west side.

Habitats & Wildlife

Located in the urban North End of New Bedford, Brooklawn Park is refuge for local residents seeking a natural space. Families can visit the duck pond on the eastern side of the park, where families of geese and mallards live. If you peer into the trees and walk quietly through the wooded trails, you’re sure to see and hear small birds like black capped-chickadees, house sparrows, cardinals, and blue jays.

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Details
Size: 85 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large paved parking lot; additional on-street parking around the park
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Restrooms, Trash, Picnic Tables, Playground
ADA Accessible: Yes

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
1997 Acushnet Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02745
41.674093, -70.925122

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Brooklawn Park
New Bedford, MA
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