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Hunnewell Woods and Park

Guidebook Section: Central

Location

 

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

Overview

Park featuring wildflowers, deciduous trees and typical suburban wildlife. Path along wooded slope leads to a playground. The park includes an off-leash dog area.

Size: Woods, 1.7 acres; Park, 4.8 acres.

Longest Walk: 0.6 miles


Acquired: Woods, 1979; Park, 1969.

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History

1640s

Land likely farmed by early Newton settlers, who lived near Washington Street between Newton Corner and Oak Square.

1964

City sold northern parcel for turnpike extension.

1969

After nearby residents petitioned for a playground, the City repurchased part of the parcel.

Hunnewell Woods and Park Map


 

Features

Conservation Area, Cross Country Skiing, Playground, Sports Fields, Woods Trail
 

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 71026 0014, 71026 0024

Advocates and Caretakers:

Friends of Hunnewell Park

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