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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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Arsenal Park
485 Arsenal St.
Watertown, MA 02472
Located behind Marshall Department Store.

This park is situated on a 13.2 acre palatial environment located in an urban setting. Arsenal Park offers many amenities for sport and leisure activities. The picnic areas and barbecue grills are available for rental with a Recreation Department issued permit for a fee for celebrations and outings. Also, the softball or playing field can be rented with a permit for a fee.

View the Arsenal Park Photo Gallery.

Field Permit Application

Picnic Permit Application
Leisure & Picnic

  • Tot-lot or playground area (four belt swings and two bucket swings)
  • Water sprinkler (available Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • 19 picnic tables (tables 1-3 and tables 12-14 are covered)
  • Five cookout grills
  • Four double-sized cookout grills
  • Amphitheater
  • Walk / bike path
  • On-site restroom (available weekends)

Sport Facilities
  • Softball field playing field (used for 6 v. 6 soccer)
  • Six tennis courts
  • Tennis bang board
  • Two basketball courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Street hockey court
  • Skate park
  • Bocci court