Fall River Heritage State Park, Fall River

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Fall River Heritage State Park is a history-themed public recreation area on the Taunton River in Fall River, Massachusetts. The state park encompasses beside the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge on Battleship Cove, home of the World War II battleship USS Massachusetts. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.Park historyThe development of the state's heritage parks program began with the allocation of $35 million in 1978 for the creation of eight urban parks throughout Massachusetts. The program's aim was to create quality urban space, celebrate the communities' cultural heritage, and stimulate private economic investment. The visitors center at Fall River Heritage State Park opened to the public in 1985.Activities and amenitiesIn addition to its visitors center, the park offers a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, a 3acre meadow used for picnicking, concerts, and arts & crafts fairs, an antique carousel relocated from Dartmouth's Lincoln Park, and a public sailing program.
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  • Visited today after enjoying a walk along the river, very well kept grounds, there are picnic tables and benches along way to the museum with great views of the naval ships across the way. There is...  more »
  • Over the thirty three years of my history as an artist in the Fall River 1840 Granite Mill space, the Fall River Heritage State Park has been one of the most memorable. In 1988 I saw a major...  more »
  • Parking can sometimes be a little tricky, but this is a beautiful area to sit and eat and enjoy the waterfront tucked away in Fall River. The high quality of the boardwalk and the cleanliness is very noteworthy. The display inside the museum and the movies that they offer for free make for an interesting day. You can actually spend a full day here between Battleship Cove and walking the park and having some lunch and enjoying the history and heritage that makes this city great.
  • A perfect local destination to go for a walk/jog. Family friendly park with a incrediable view. This is a good way to spend a afternoon.
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