The Jim Holmes Memorial Boat Ramp at Pease Park provides boats up to 50 feet long access to inner New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay. With trailer parking for a small daily fee, Pease Park is a convenient place to launch on your next Bay adventure. Pease Park also has dinghy storage, which makes it easy for small boat owners to get out on the water. There is heavy marine traffic in this industrial harbor, so take care when boating here.
For locals, Pease Park also provides a spot to stop and rest on a walk or bike ride through the neighborhood. There are several shade trees, benches, and grassy spots at this park, giving you a place to sit and watch boats on the busy harbor.
Habitats & Wildlife
Inner New Bedford Harbor is a highly developed area with active shipping, commercial fishing, and recreational boating. Gulls soar through the skies over the harbor, and jellyfish fill the water in summer. Because of the ongoing cleanup of toxic PCB pollution, the harbor is strictly off-limits to fishing, shellfishing, and beachcombing.