Prospect Hill Park

314 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA
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Prospect Hill Park will be closed to Vehicle Traffic during Construction (March 2021 - anticipated Fall 2021). Click here for updated construction information and Future Park Design!

Park Information
273.07acres
This wooded natural park is filled with hiking trails and scenic vistas.  A seasonal vehicle
access road allows for visitors to picnic at one of the many designated picnic sites and/or hike a section deeper into the park. 

Coming Fall 2021 - The Base Area, located off of Totten Pond Road, will offer passive and active
recreation opportunities, including a playground, water spray park (open seasonally), half basketball court/pickleball court, gaga pit, as well as a mini golf course and amusements.   A parking area and
information kiosks can be found in this area as well. Following the completion of the Base Area improvement, a second phase will be planned for the Park.  Prior to the second phase, community
feedback meetings will be held.

Additional Information 

Prospect Hill Master Plan 1997Trail Revitalization
(Power Point Presentation)
Forestry Management PlanProjects Completed and Plans for Future
(Power Point Presentation)
Current and Future Maintenance ProjectsCapital Improvement - Future Park Design
Ranger NewsLetterCommunity Partners
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Additional Links

Prospect Hill Park Maintenance Report formMap of Prospect Hill  /  *NEW 2021 Park Map

Mosquito Protection (english)

Mosquito Protection (spanish)

1978-1983 Historical Skiing Photos
Historical Walls of Prospect Hil (Narrative)
HIstorical Walls of Prospect Hill (GIS Map)

A Walk in the Park:
A Guide to Plant Communities at Prospect Hill Park

Waltham, Massachusetts
by Lesley Sneddon

 

This book is a nature guide for the non-scientist interested in learning about plants and basic ecology.

Although the subject is Prospect Hill Park, much of the information can be applied to other parks in the area.
The book includes descriptions of 16 plant communities, with photos of featured plants, and maps of their locations.
In addition, plants found in each community are listed in table format.

 

Click here to order

 

* Free hand delivery is only available to Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Lexington, Lincoln and Watertown.

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