Also known as Park Street Playground. This park, located in a neighborhood of multi-family homes, was renovated in the early 2000s. The park experiences heavy usage, especially during the summer months when a softball league uses the field.
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Also known as Linvingstone Playgound. This is a well-used park and playground located in a densely developed neighborhood in Ryal Side. Beverly Little League and a youth summer basketball league use the park; students from the nearby Ayers Elementary School also visit the playground.
Also Known as McKay Playground. This neighborhood park has recently received a new play structure funded by neighborhood donations. The one-acre park is a sloping field bordered by streets and homes on two sides.The park is well used all summer, has active community support and is visited by diverse age groups.
Also known as Linsdsey Park. This is a low-lying open field-type park surrounded by trees. It is located in a densely populated neighborhood and is heavily used by the residents in Ryal Side.
This is the only park in Beverly Farms. It serves as an important resource for the neighborhood, providing recreational and open space opportunities located near the Farms’ downtown area. The park is below street level on Haskell Street with steps that lead visitors to the play structures and fields. Due to its low elevation, flooding can often be a problem. New equipment for pre-school and elementary school aged children was installed in 2001 and Beverly’s Department of Public Services made drainage improvements to alleviate some of the flooding issues in 2008.
Renovated in 2008. Innocenti Park is a community-wide resource with a lit softball field. It is located adjacent to the McPherson Youth Center, which has a skate park, street hockey rink and basketball court, in addition to a small building where visitors can play pool or relax on the couches. All of the youth center’s outdoor areas are lit, making it a popular and safe hangout for children during summer evenings.
Holcroft Park [aka Gage Street Playground] is located in a high-density area with a mix of multi-family and single-family homes as well as some commercial properties. The playground is divided into two levels with a pre-school age playground on the lower level and a school age playground on the upper level.
Also Known as Goat Hill or Pleasant View. This neighborhood park overlooks the Danvers and Bass Rivers. The beach area is tidal and used primarily by the nearby residents; there is no lifeguard on duty, so you swim at your own risk. Gillis Park is only one block from the downtown area.
Bessie Baker Park is in the center of a congested neighborhood and is near the downtown area. The park is heavily used by local residents and Little League teams. The field was reconstructed with an irrigation system in 1997. The basketball court was repaved, seal coated and striped in 2000; at this same time, new backboards and standards were also installed. New playground equipment, including a tot-lot and swing set, were installed in the summer of 2008.