Auburndale Park and Flowed Meadow


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. Email parks@newtonma.gov to reserve facilities 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    Acquired: 1983



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Get here by MBTA: A 0.4 mile walk from Auburndale commuter rail station.

Other maps and aerial photos: Bing Maps bird’s-eye view Newton Assessor

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

Trail Map

Auburndale Park Map
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GPS Enabled Trail Map

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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.


Accessible Trails, Biking, Birding, 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

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 41022 0001 and other parcels in Newton and Waltham

Parks and Recreation Department:

Email parks@newtonma.gov for information on reserving facilities for group events.

Ice skating hotline: 617-796-1536


Other Information:

Flowed Meadow improvements

Birding reports

Flowed Meadow photos by Mary Lang