Beaver Brook Reservation
Waverly Oaks Road Belmont & Waltham02478 Belmont , MA
Coordinates: 42° 23' 7.4436" N, 71° 12' 24.9372" W
The first reservation established by the Metropolitan Parks Commission (later the MDC) in 1893, Beaver Brook Reservation is 59 acres of open fields, wetlands and woodlands. Ponds, fields, marsh, and a cascading waterfall make the park's north section a delightful place to walk or picnic. The more developed south section features ballfields, a wading pool, and a tot lot. Beaver Brook's historic significance includes reminders of its past; the remains of a 19th century fulling mill, the historic Robert Morris Copeland House (c.1835) and a monument to the Waverly Oaks, perhaps the most famous trees of the 1890's.
Natural history programs offered at Beaver Brook cover topics such as wildlife, the Waverly Oaks, and the ecosystem of ponds, wetlands, and woodlands. Beaver Brook's cultural history is also highlighted.