South Weymouth is a neighborhood of the city of Weymouth.
Weymouth was settled in the 1600s as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was a
fishing and farming community. Today, it is a bedroom suburb within the Greater
Boston Metropolitan Area. Weymouth and the surrounding communities are blessed
with numerous parks and recreational centers, some of which are tailored to
dogs, while others are dog-friendly. The South Weymouth neighborhood also hosts three veterinarians.
The Southfield Dog Park, also known as the Union Point Dog Park, is part of the redevelopment efforts at the decommissioned South Weymouth Naval Air Station. It’s a large space divided into 2 separate play areas: one for large dogs and one for small or timid dogs. Completely fenced, it is a safe place for you to take your dog to socialize and work off some of his excess energy. There are lots of toys here and tons of space to run and cavort. Surrounded by trees and adjacent to a soccer field, parking is convenient and free. For those who like to structure their pups’ play a bit, there is an agility section with bridges, jumps and various other challenging stations.
This area is a treasure trove of natural resources just waiting for you and your pooch to visit and have some pawsome adventures in the outdoors!
The North Weymouth neighborhood of Weymouth is where you’ll find Stoddard’s Neck Dog Park. This is a unique park in that it is enclosed, but is also surrounded on 3 sides by water, so swimming and splashing can be part of the off-leash fun! Even better, there are trails where you and your pup can walk through the woods unrestrained, and the grassy lawn area even has hills for running up and rolling down! The park provides lots of waste stations, and bowls for water, though people must bring their own water for themselves and their pups. While Fido plays, you can sit and socialize with the other humans on the benches or at the picnic tables. And the doggos won’t mind at all if you want to get out there and exercise with them too! Arf!
This neighborhood in Weymouth is home to the Webb Memorial State Park, 110 acres
that extend into Hingham Bay on a peninsula, with spectacular views of the Bay
and Boston Harbor. You and your pup will find a variety of landscapes, from trees,
to fields, to beach. The trails around the
park are surfaced with pebble, with a few that are more challenging for those
with wheelchairs or strollers, but passable. The beach is pebbled sand, there
is parking at the entrance, and the state has scattered benches and picnic
tables there and near the 1-mile main loop. There are also public restrooms
with water for the fur-buddy, and rent-able grills if you’d like a hamburger or
two. (Arf!) Open dawn to dusk year-round, this is definitely a gem that is not
to be missed!