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This 85 acre park is a multi-use complex with baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a skate park, playground, splash-pad, and nature trails. In an effort to remove himself from the bustle of the city’s center, the prominent New Bedford Quaker, Daniel Ricketson built a country estate in what is now Brooklawn Park. Literary greats, such as Henry… click for more details
- Brownell Ave.
This 97 acre multi-use park was initially planned in the 1890’s by Charles Eliot of the famous landscape architectural firm of Olmstead, Olmstead and Eliot. Comprised of both active and passive recreation areas; with forest, fields and a large pond, it is also home to one of the finest small zoos in the country. Retaining its historic landscapes, the park… click for more details
Full service facility offering rock climbing, instruction and service for all levels and ages. click for more details
The Community Boating Center is a non-profit organization that provides people from the Greater New Bedford area with educational opportunities and access to the marine environment, regardless of means, through instruction, mentoring, and coaching. The Center’s office and youth sailing program are located at Fort Rodman and its high school sailing program is at Clark’s Cove. click for more details
- East Rodney French Blvd.
Seasonal Lifeguards 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Volley Ball Court – Restrooms – Outdoor Showers – Playground click for more details
- South Rodney French Blvd.
A 50-acre waterfront park that provides over a mile of ocean frontage located on scenic Clark’s Point which projects into Buzzards Bay. The park incorporates historical landmarks, offers many amenities and various opportunities for passive and active recreation. The centerpiece of the park is the historic Fort Rodman, built between 1857 and 1871 as part of the nation’s sea coast… click for more details
- Brock Ave
Hazelwood Park is a 23-acre park located on Clark’s Point, overlooking scenic Clark’s Cove. The park is offers both passive and active recreation areas. There is a historic bowling green, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, picnic areas, and a gazebo. The park hosts many entertainment functions throughout the year. Public beaches and a historic bath-house and pavilion are located… click for more details
New Bedford is home to the New Bedford Bay Sox which had its inaugural year in 2009. The New Bedford Bay Sox is one of twelve teams affiliated with the NECBL, one of the premiere collegiate baseball leagues in the country. NECBL players are heavily scouted by Major League Baseball teams. PLAY BALL! click for more details
The Port of New Bedford is a deep-water port with depths of 30 feet and features a hurricane barrier that makes the harbor one of the safest havens on the eastern seaboard. Services and amenities include:
Eight marinas with state-of-the art services
Transient dockage and moorings
Launch service to New Bedford waterfront available
Pump out facilities
Shower, laundry and conference room facilities
Dock side water and… click for more details
Are you planning to drop anchor in New Bedford and need an overnight berth? Contact the City of New Bedford's Pope's Island Marina click for more details
Hetland Rink is home of the New Bedford Whalers and offers programs that benefit both young and older skaters such as ice and figure skating lessons , hockey lessons and clinics as well as weekly public skating sessions. This rink is truly a community gathering place. click for more details
- West Rodney French Blvd.
Seasonal Lifeguards 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wheelchair Accessible – Restrooms – Outdoor Showers click for more details
As New England Football League AA Champions in 2007-2008, the Whaling City Clippers are the Greater New Bedford area’s only semi-pro football team. The New England Football League is the nation’s largest and most successful semi-professional football league. The team is dedicated to representing the area in a positive manner, through cooperation, teamwork and a winning attitude. For more information… click for more details
Whaling City Golf Course is a 6,780-yard, 18-hole championship course designed by the legendary Donald Ross. An MGA and USGA member course, Whaling City also features a restaurant, pro shop and driving range. Tee times all year round. The public is welcome. Outing dates available. click for more details
This local rowing club is a non-profit organization dedicated to making open water rowing accessible to people of all ages and income levels. Club members row 28-foot long fiberglass whaleboats – replicas of nineteenth century whale boats. After school programs and summer day camps provide instruction to the region’s young people throughout the year. click for more details
One of the largest bowling alleys in southeastern Massachusetts, Wonder Bowl features 40 lanes, full-service snack bar & grill and 200+ feet of luncheon counter overlooking the lanes. click for more details