War Memorial Park
Located in West Bridgewater MA, War Memorial Park is a hidden gem that is just a stones throw away from West Bridgewater Center.
War Memorial Park is another location of mine that is on the smaller side, yet offers so much variety. From quaint little covered bridges, to secret gardens and breathtakingly beautiful stone walls, War Memorial Park is another great place for a session for those who are looking for variety, with as little legwork involved as possible.
What to expect from the location.
War Memorial Park is extremely easy to find and access with free parking year round. There are plenty of benches, scenic overlooks of the town river, bridges; covered and uncovered, little waterfalls, tall stone walls and secret gardens. It is an idealistic location for Spring and Summer sessions.
“As one of the most important historic sites in West Bridgewater, War Memorial Park commemorates the Town’s industrial heritage. It is regarded as the country’s first “industrial park” where shovels, nails, and other farming tools were produced in the late 18th century. During the Industrial Era, there were up to 13 different water-powered mills located at this site. Weirs and dams along the Town River were used by the mills and factories in this area are still intact.
In 1963, the property was purchased for $2,000 from the Ames Family is part of a WPA project to establish a historical park on the site. Landscape architect Evelyn Johnson designed War Memorial Park. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
War Memorial Park provides access to Triple Arch Bridge, a hsitoric bridge which connects the Arch Street to the opposite side of Town River. The park is open to the public and provides easy and accessible walking trails, benches to sit relax, and a beautiful vista of the Town River.”
Information provided by Nunckatessett Greenway.
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