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Fall River Heritage State Park

Fall River Heritage State Park
Massachusetts State Park
The park's visitors center
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
City Fall River
Location 200 Davol Street
 - coordinates
Area 14 acres (6 ha) [1]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
River Taunton River
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Fall River Heritage State Park

Fall River Heritage State Park is a state-owned, history-oriented, public recreation area encompassing 14 acres (5.7 ha) on the Taunton River in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. The state park sits next to the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge and across from Battleship Cove, the home of the World War II battleship, the USS Massachusetts. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.[2]

Activities and amenities

The park offers a visitors center, a 0.75-mile-long (1.21 km), wheelchair-accessible boardwalk,[3] and a 3-acre (1.2 ha) meadow used for picnicking, concerts, and arts & crafts fairs.[2] It was formerly the location of Fall River Celebrates America, the longstanding festival which saw its demise in 2010.[4] Located adjacent to the park are an antique carousel relocated from Lincoln Park and the Battleship Cove Community Boating Program, a non-profit sailing school operated by the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee.[5] Nearby along the waterfront are the Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum, the Marine Museum at Fall River, and the Narrows Center for the Arts.

References

  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Fall River Heritage State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Healthy Heart Trails". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fall River Celebrates America canceled". The Herald News (Fall River, Mass.). May 28, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Battleship Cove Community Boating Program". Battleship Cove. Retrieved August 26, 2015. 

External links

  • Fall River Heritage State Park Department of Conservation and Recreation
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