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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Protecting & Enhancing Open Space

Watertown Open Space and Recreation PlanWhere is Watertown's Open Space?
Watertown has beautiful open space along the Charles River, in the reservation owned and managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (Division of Urban Parks and Recreation). We also have the multi-use Arsenal Park, Filippello Park, 10 playgrounds throughout Watertown, and the Whitney Hill Conservation Area.

Open Space Plan for Watertown
Adopted 2015 Watertown Open Space and Recreation Plan

Statement of Purpose
The primary purpose of this plan is to identify Watertown’s open space and recreational resources and produce a consistent policy for Town agencies to ensure that these resources are not lost due to the pressures of development or uncoordinated individual actions. This plan aims to facilitate a consistent policy regarding development and preservation of public and private properties as they collectively comprise Watertown’s open space and recreational system.