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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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O'Connell (Cpt. Richard) Park
341 Mt. Auburn Street (Route 16 towards Cambridge)
Watertown, MA 02472

This park is adjacent to the Hosmer Elementary School.

This playground is in constant use by the school, recreation departments, and youth organizations. The park is situated on 4.7 acres. The newly built playground area has the most modern and safe apparatus.

View the O'Connell (Cpt. Richard) Park Photo Gallery.

Leisure & Picnic

  • Two tot-lots or playgrounds (one play structure for 5-12 year olds with one tire swing and another play structure designed for 2-5 year olds with one tire swing, two full belt swings, and two half belt swings)
  • Bike Rack   
  • No public restrooms available

Sport Facilities
  • One softball field
  • Multi-use field (used for 11 v. 11 Lacrosse)
  • Basketball court
  • Hockey court   
  • Batting cage