Hazelwood Park

Set atop a hill overlooking Clarks Cove, Hazelwood Park is a destination for outdoor recreation in the South End of New Bedford. With its wide expanse of green lawn that slopes down to the water, this city-owned park provides a scenic place for local residents to play, relax, and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.

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family flying a kite at Hazelwood Park in New Bedford

Fly a kite with your family on the wide, grassy field overlooking Clarks Cove at Hazelwood Park in New Bedford’s South End.

The wide, sloping green lawn at Hazelwood Park is a great spot for playing ball, flying kites, or simply relaxing and enjoying the waterfront view. Local history buffs will love the park as well: once a country estate and orchard in the 19th century, Hazelwood Park is still home to three buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the iconic stone Gothic Revival-style Congdon-Lucas House.

Hazelwood Park is one of several nearby recreational destinations in New Bedford’s South End. Across Rodney French Boulevard lies West Beach, where you can swim and dig for quahogs in the waters of Clarks Cove. Want to go for a longer walk or a bike ride from the park? Hop on the Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail and head south on a scenic journey to Fort Taber Park.

Habitats & Wildlife

Hazelwood Park is located in a residential neighborhood on Clark’s Point, a peninsula that protrudes into the open waters of Buzzards Bay. The park provides a view of Clarks Cove, where ducks and geese flock in winter to raft on the water’s surface just offshore. When the weather begins to warm, come here to look for osprey circling the sky – a sure sign of spring!

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Details
Size: 23 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large paved parking lot
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Bicycle Rack, Trash, Picnic Table(s), Playground
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
529 Brock Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02741
41.606899, -70.912952

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Hazelwood Park
New Bedford, MA
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Upcoming Events Near Here

Yoga at Fort Taber
Thu, July 19
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Fort Taber Park,
New Bedford
Yoga at Fort Taber
Tue, July 24
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Fort Taber Park,
New Bedford
Yoga at Fort Taber
Thu, July 26
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Fort Taber Park,
New Bedford