Newton Park and Conservation Lands
Newton Conservators trail map (Buy a copy of our trail guide)
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 USGS
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
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 is an adjacent 28-acre parcel, most of which was
surplused by the City of Newton and added to the park.
It has a kettle hole with wetlands plants.
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.
Flowed Meadow improvements
Parks and Recreation Department:
group picnic permit information
ice skating hotline: 617-796-1536
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Flowed Meadow photos by Mary Lang