Also known as Dane Street Beach. The beach overlooks Beverly Harbor and Salem’s waterfront. Lifeguards during the summer make this a safe place to swim. The large expanse of lawn between the street and the beach is a great place to picnic, relax or play impromptu games of soccer, softball and frisbee while enjoying the sea breeze. The hill overlooking the harbor has picnic tables tucked among the trees, providing a secluded place to enjoy a picnic with a view.
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.
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.
Also known as Centerville Playground. This park is in a relatively dense neighborhood and located adjacent to the Centerville Elementary School. The facilities are well-used, especially the sports fields.
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.
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.
This area of about 25 acres is located along the Forest River between Lafayette Street (Route 114) and Leggs Hill Road. It includes forest, meadows, wet lands, estuary, salt marsh, glacially-scared outcroppings, small ponds and a small river. There are walking trails throughout.. The estuarine land is subject to tidal action and serves as a spawning ground for much marine life as well as home for waterfowl. The Conservation area is remarkably variable, consisting of ledge outcropping sloping from a plateau at the cemetery to the Forest River at sea level.