This historic park, a former estate, is the principal community park serving both city residents and Essex County region because of its beauty and unique features. It has an attractive blend of trees, two beaches, ocean views on three sides, concert shell, carriage house with art guild room, concession stand, and formal Italian Rose Garden. These features make it a popular site for school groups, weddings, family gatherings, camps, a variety of ceremonies and a host of community events. Another very unique feature of this park is it's Concert Shell.
The Essex County Trail Association exists to protect access to the trails and open lands throughout the 6 towns we work in. We partner with both public and private landowners to ensure that the experience of open trails is positive for them as well as the trail users.