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Committees: Bare Cove Park Committee

Bare Cove Park Committee
Hingham Town Hall
210 Central Street
Hingham MA 02043
P: 781-741-1400
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Bare Cove Park Web Page

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2013 Annual Report

The Bare Cove Park Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at Town Hall. The Town of Hingham's website has information about the Park, including meeting minutes, a printable map, dog etiquette, rules and regulations, a photo gallery, a listing of Committee members and information on the history the Park. Agendas for upcoming meetings are posted at Town Hall and available on-line in the Events Calendar.

Winter came early and was extremely cold and snowy. Park Ranger Scott McMillan was busy keeping the paths in the park clear and the snowplow got a good workout. Hundreds of visitors come to the Park each day and Ranger Scott does an incredible job maintaining the 484 acres year-round.

Longtime volunteer Barbara Nicosia worked her magic in transforming the Triangle Garden into a place of beauty and a landmark that delights visitors. The Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot Memorabilia Display at the Dock House has proven to be a popular attraction. It is open once-a-month from April through October and staffed by Ranger Scott.

Hingham SEPAC held their second annual "Fun Run/Walk" in the Park in May near the Beal St. entrance. The event was a great success and planning is underway for their third annual event to be held next May.

Our neighbor, South Shore Conservatory held their inaugural "Rhythm Run" in the Park in May and they are planning their second event to be held in June 2014. Derby Academy's Cross Country team continues to train here, and call Bare Cove Park "Home" for their Fall meets.

Our 6th annual Marathon Sports End of Summer Classic Road Race held on August 23rd was another fun successful event. This year's race saw 480 runners participating in the 3-mile and 5-mile events, and included the first organized ElliptiGO-only time-trial on the East Coast.

The net proceeds of $6,862 were donated to The Friends of Bare Cove Park gift account. The post-race festivities were held under the tent at the South Shore Country Club. Many thanks to John Childs, his Old Colony Running Events team, sponsors, and volunteers!

We are fortunate to have Hingham Animal Control Officer Leslie Badger in the Park on a regular basis. She continues to educate dog owners and enforce the law to ensure that Bare Cove Park is safe and enjoyable for all visitors.

Bare Cove Park is a wildlife sanctuary and a place for public recreation. It offers an exceptional area of river shoreline, wetland, open fields, dense woods, and diverse animal and plant life. Come on over any day between dawn and dusk and experience it for yourself – it's simply amazing!

Committee Members: Brian O'Leary (Chair), Tom Burbank (Vice-Chair), Ted Matthews (Treasurer), Shirley Rydell (Secretary), Dewitt DeLawter, Jim Nowicki, Joe Roper and Bob Smaldone.


Appointee Term Expires
Patti Coyle, Chairman 2013
Chuck Harvey, Vice Chairman 2013
Ted Matthews, Treasurer 2015
Brian O’Leary, Secretary 2014
Tom Burbank 2015
Peter Cotter 2013
Eric LeClair 2013
Joseph Roper 2014
Bob Smaldone 2014
Scott McMillan, Ranger