Norwood Pond and the adjacent city-owned land are unique and exceptional natural resources located in an otherwise populated urban setting. The combination of forest, open water and variable topography create an unparalleled landscape for pond related, passive recreational activities.Norwood Pond is on the Norwood Pond River in Essex County, Massachusetts and is used for recreation purposes.
Norwood Pond Dam is of earthen construction, a gravity dam. Its length is 25 feet. Its capacity is 245 acre feet. Normal storage is 120 acre feet. It drains an area of 1 square miles. Construction was completed in 1955. It is owned by the City Of Beverly.
Historical Value of Norwood Pond and its Environs: There are stone walls located on the city land that date back to the 17th century, old growth forest, cultural artifacts including arrowheads, fragments of pottery and chips from early stone tool manufacture.
Parking is available off-street on Dodge Street and the end of Elnew Avenue.