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  Auburndale Park and Flowed Meadow Conservation Area

LOCATION: Auburndale

Butterfly photo

Newton Conservators trail map   (Buy a copy of our trail guide)

Location and driving directions on Google Maps for entrances at:

West Pine Street  Forest Grove Road

MBTA: A 0.4 mile walk from Auburndale commuter rail station

Other maps and aerial photos:   Newton Assessor   Bing   

Connects to: Norumbega Park Conservation Area via a short walk on Commonwealth Avenue or Islington Road

SIZE: 40 acres

LONGEST WALK: 2 miles (a longer walk that includes this park)



Auburndale Park - Parks and Recreation

Forest Grove - DCR

Flowed Meadow
- Conservation Commission

Swan photo
photo by Jane Sender


Auburndale Park has a wide variety of attractions including river frontage (with ice skating in winter), fields, wooded areas, ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a 1.3 mile life course with exercise stations, a children's playground, picnic tables, and grills. Facilities may be reserved for large events.

Forest Grove is a 2.6-acre peninsula connecting to Auburndale Park trail. This area has a picturesque view of Mt. Feake cemetery across the Charles River, where bald eagles have been spotted in winter. Open woods invite nature study, picnicking, bird watching, and fishing. Woerd Avenue boat launch is nearby.

Flowed Meadow Conservation Area is an adjacent 28-acre parcel, most of which was surplused by the City of Newton. It has a kettle hole with wetlands plants.


1893 Newton acquired Ware Farm, located on Ware's Cove, one of the city's earliest acquisitions on the Charles River.
1983 Seven acres conveyed to the city for Flowed Meadow Conservation Area.
2007 Using Community Preservation Act funds, the city purchased Wabasso Street house and tore it down for more open space.


Flowed Meadow improvements

Parks and Recreation Department:

group picnic permit information

ice skating hotline: 617-796-1536

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Birding reports

Photo gallery

Photo of Flowed Meadow by Mary Lang
Mary Lang

Flowed Meadow photos by Mary Lang


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