Deer Island Park

42.356445, -70.966898
http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/03sewer/html/sewdi_access.htm  
190 Tafts Avenue
Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 660-7607 (tour reservations)
Suffolk County

Deer Island Park is located at the end of Tafts Avenue in Winthrop, MA. Deer Island is the home of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) which provides water and sewer to millions of people in the metropolitan Boston area. Not a typical beach area, with no swimming is allowed at the beach. The water is on the calm side, and the sand away from the water is soft and free of debris, perfect for watching planes fly overhead as they arrive at Logan Airport. Closer to the water the sand is piled with seaweed, rocks, and crushed shells. The park itself is perfect to enjoy the scenic views of Boston, dog walks, running, fishing, or picnicking on the ample green grass. The park also offers tours that require a reservation for groups and individuals. Deer Island Park is a great place to relax, enjoy Boston views, or explore the trail system.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to sunset

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Parking

Parking is free and available on-site and along Tafts Avenue. During weekends and busier times, parking over-flows to Tafts Avenue where there is a parking cut-off; please pay attention the signs posted.

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Life Guard Schedule

No lifeguards on duty

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Carry in/carry out beach/park; food vendors are available within 5 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Hotel/motels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Pets

Dogs are allowed at all times but must be leashed and cleaned up after.

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Picnic Area

No picnic tables; numerous benches are situated throughout the park and grassy areas; and the beach is available for picnics.

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Playground

N/A

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Public Transportation

Please see the link below for times and other modes of public transportation. 
http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/servicenearby/

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Restrooms / Showers

N/A

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

N/A

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Walking Trails

Deer Island Park has 5 miles of paths; 2.6 is paved and handicap accessible. It’s great for sightseeing, walking, dog walking, and running; the park is open year round.

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2004 to the current year. No swimming is allowed at Deer Island Park. Deer Island Park Water Quality

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/deer-island/weather
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.)

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