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Veterans Memorial Park "Spring Cleaning"
Barrington Land Conservation Trust, Town of Barrington, Barrington Conservation Commission, Town of Barrington, Bayside Y, National Park Service River and Trails Program
The weather looks good and Veterans Memorial Park gates are now open. But it needs a spring cleaning! Wear outdoor clothes - long pants and long sleeves; bring your favorite work gloves. Tick repellant advised and will be available at start. Black trash bags will be provided or bring your own. Stay for one hour or stay for two. We'll try to separate recyclable from true trash like that shopping cart that lies in pieces along the trail and fishing line tangled along the shoreline.
More About Veterans Memorial Park
The 245-acre heavily wooded park borders historic and picturesque Brickyard Pond, the East Bay Bike Path and the Bayside YMCA at the end of West Street. It includes a picnic area, benches, grills, a baseball field and toilet facilities. Bikers, joggers and walkers can enjoy the views and wildlife from the bike path on the edge of the pond. Fishing is allowed in season. A dirt walking path that starts at the picnic area cuts through the grass and winds along the edge of the shallow pond, where you can easily launch canoes, kayaks, rowboats and even some sailboats. There is plenty of free parking available at the end of a gravel roadway that starts by the welcome sign at the ball field.