Open Space and Parks


Welcome to New Bedford where beautiful parks, beaches, boating, harbor tours, regattas, picnics, baseball, golf and one wonderful zoo- offer individuals and families a space to swim, boat and play.

New Bedford was the mid 19th century’s preeminent whaling port and for a time “the richest city in the world.” As the city grew with the Whaling Industry, so grew its Parks and Beaches. This growth left New Bedford with historic parks and landmarks to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Today, thousands of city residents and travelers explore the city’s gems through a variety of recreational opportunities in many of our Parks and Open Spaces. Below is a list of all of the Parks, Playgrounds, Beaches, and Open Spaces for you to enjoy right here in New Bedford.

Signature Parks:


  • East Beach
  • Fort Taber Beach
  • Cove, Harbor & River Walk
  • West Beach & Pavilion

Nature Trails:

  • Flora B. Pierce Nature Trail
  • Ricketson’s Nature Trail
  • Ross C. Mathieu Nature Trail

Playgrounds & Neighborhood Parks:

  • Baby Kenny’s Tot Lot
  • Beauregard-Pina Playground
  • Ben Rose Athletic Field
  • Camara Soccer Field
  • Clasky Common Park
  • Clegg Field Baseball Complex
  • Custom House Square
  • Dias Field Complex
  • Eddie James Playground (Nashmont)
  • Gomes School Park
  • Harmony Gardens
  • Harrington Park
  • Loretta Borque Park
  • Lot 13 Baseball & Football Fields
  • Magnett Park & Playground
  • Monte Park & Playground
  • Morton Ave. Soccer Field
  • Pine Hill Park
  • Pulaski Park
  • Renwick Soccer Field
  • Roberto Clemente Playground
  • Ruth Street Neighborhood Common
  • Victory Park
  • Waldron Barrack
  • Washington Square
  • West End Playground

Other Facilities: