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.

Ashley Park
Beauregard-Pina Playground
Brooklawn Park
Buttonwood Park
Camara Field
Clasky Common Park
Custom House Square
Dias Field
East Beach
Fort Taber Park
Hazelwood Park
Loretta Borque Park
Magnett Playground
Marine Park (Pope’s Island)
Monte Playground
Pine Hill Park
Pulaski Park
Riverside Park (Skate Park)
Ruth Street Neighborhood Common
Victory Park
West Beach
New Bedford Harbor
Roberto Clemente Playground
Baby Kenny’s Tot Lot
Washington Square
Lot 13
Renwick Soccer Field
Eddie James Playground (Nashmont)