Auburndale Park and Flowed Meadow
Guidebook Section: North
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, much of which is wetlands. It has a kettle hole containing a vernal pool.
Size: 40 acres
Longest Walk: 2.5 miles
Along the Charles River Path: Loop from Watertown Square to Auburndale
Owner & Administrator Websites
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Newton acquired Ware Farm, located on Ware’s Cove, one of the city’s earliest acquisitions on the Charles River.
Seven acres conveyed to the city for Flowed Meadow Conservation Area.
Using Community Preservation Act funds, the city purchased Wabasso Street house and tore it down for more open space.
Auburndale Park and Flowed Meadow Map
Accessible Trails, Biking, Birding, Boat Launch, Charles River Walk, Conservation Area, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Life Course, Meadow, Picnic Tables, Playground, Scenic View, Sports Fields, Toilet Facilities, Vernal Pool, Woods Trail
Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 41022 0001 and other parcels in Newton and Waltham
Parks and Recreation Department:
Group picnic permit information
Ice skating hotline: 617-796-1536