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This park is never a disappointment. It is always clean, the boardwalk is so wonderful to walk and... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

This park is always one of our favorites!! So clean and with restrooms available at both ends of... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Fairmont, West Virginia
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36 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2520
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

This park is never a disappointment. It is always clean, the boardwalk is so wonderful to walk and sit and stare! The cool breezes from the ocean are a welcoming friend on hot days/nights. Plenty of seating all about the park to just sit and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This park is always one of our favorites!! So clean and with restrooms available at both ends of the park it is a nice location to spend any amount of time. The boardwalk area provides good scenery and lots of seating! Enjoy watching the boats...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Spent a pleasant evening prior to our 7pm dinner reservation just strolling through the park and sitting watching the activity on the river. Beautiful weather helped, but so did the well laid out park and facilities.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank johnB6501VB
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This park is not large but it is really beautiful. It is connected to the Newburyport boardwalk, so after you enjoy relaxing in the park, you can stroll on the lovely boardwalk. There are so many good restaurants in the area to get take out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Happy-Traveler-Two
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Sitting right on the Merrimack River waterfront, this park is a great place to watch the sun come up, take a stroll, or just relax for a while, on the boardwalk. It is basically and nice city park where people can come for a picnic,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Always lovely. It’s on the waterfront. So, it shines in Summer. It’s thought out, yet not effusive. It’s well maintained. It’s safe. It adds to Newburyport’s “charm” Great spot to sit and veg.

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Enjoyed touring beautifully decorated, beautiful homes! Many tasty food options. Stayed at Compass Rose B&B...delicious, friendly, cozy.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Always a great walk along the boardwalk -- or a great place to sit and take in the view. Pity the dirt parking lot behind it is so lame. Newburyport needs a modest sized hotel there to attract visitors|over night tourists, biz events, weddings, etc...which...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Beautiful spot to enjoy a sunny day or one of the many free concerts the city of Newburyport offers. Day or evening, you will find folks picnicking or meeting up to relax and talk. Right on the banks of the river, in the shadow of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ronna C
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Our walk along the riverfront on the scenic boardwalk was the perfect way to experience the Newburyport charm. Vacationers, locals walking their dogs, strolling pedestrians out to enjoy the marine life passing by, all add to the ambience as you gaze at picturesque Salisbury, across...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank CarylK_12
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Sheryl C
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
There is public parking adjacent to the park as well as across the street and a short stroll away, and you will pay. It does tend to be busy on summer weekends, but usually there is enough parking.