Town of Lynnfield, Massachusetts
55 Summer St., Lynnfield, MA 01940
Conservation Areas
Beaver Dam Brook Reservation
The Reservation consists of over 56 acres of conservation land and 137 acres of land owned by the Lynnfield Center Water District.  Access is provided through the rear of the Colonial Shopping Center, Grayland Road or Trog Hawley.  The land, which contains Beaver Dam Brook, forms much of the watershed and recharge areas for the Lynnfield Center Water District well fields.  The protection of these wetlands is essential.  This is also a Groundwater Protection Overlay District.

Bow Ridge Reservation
This reservation, also known as Kallenburg Quarry, is a substantial open space area in the southern part of town.  Access is available at Ledge Road, Lynnbrook Road and from the parking lot beside the Bostonville Grille on Route One.  The view from the top of the ledge formations is spectacular, revealing the entire Boston skyline.  The area is recommended for hiking and walking.

Broad Meadows
This conservation area consists of 27.5 acres abutting the City of Peabody’s Winona Pond.  The majority of this area is floodplain and not accessible during most of the year.

Essex West Green Belt
This area of 9.78 acres was the first parcel to be deeded to the Town under Green Belt Zoning.  The developer set aside a portion of the land as open space and deeded that portion to the Town.  This land is accessible from Jordan Road.  

Reedy Meadow
Formerly known as the “Lynnfield Marsh”, Reedy Meadow is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in Massachusetts.  It is located in the towns of Lynnfield and Wakefield. The majority of the Lynnfield portion of the meadow is owned by the Conservation Commission, Town of Lynnfield and National Development.  The U. S. Department of the Interior designated Reedy Meadow as a National Natural Landmark.  It is the major water retention area for the Saugus River Watershed, as well as a natural wildlife refuge.  Pillings Pond drains into the meadow.  The best access in Lynnfield is traveling along the old railroad bed at Summer Street by St. Paul’s Church.

Partridge Island in Reedy Meadow
Partridge Island has access from Main Street across from Heritage Lane, but is currently closed due to high water levels inundating the boardwalk.  This entrance along a spring run-off brook leads to Reedy Meadow and Partridge Island.  In honor of the Bicentennial, a boardwalk was built in 1976 across a short distance of meadow to the Island where an observation platform provides an excellent view of the meadow.  Repairs have been made to the original boardwalk by volunteers from the Boy Scouts, Saugus River Watershed Council, Conservation Commission members and Friends of Lake Quannapowit.

Great News!   Repairs are currently underway at the P.I. Boardwalk.  The first phase of repairs has been completed thanks to donations from the Rotary Club.  Also an LET grant was secured by Scott Gordon at LHS to continue the boardwalk and build a viewing platform for educational purposes, bench for resting and turnaround for wheelchairs.  Weather permitting, work will continue.....

Bennett Keenan Conservation Area/Ipswich River
The Ipswich River Conservation Area includes parcels owned by the Lynnfield Center Water District as well as the Bennett Keenan Conservation Area.  These areas constitute a major portion of the Ipswich River Watershed in Lynnfield.  Access is off Elm Street in North Reading.

Pillings Pond/Rotary Park

Pine Hill Lot
This area consists of 9.5 acres of primarily woodland surrounded by residential properties.  The land was the formerly known as the Mirabeau Fresh Air Camp and was transferred to the custody and control of the Conservation Commission in 1966.  The two access points are the stub road off Durham Drive (between #4 and #6 Durham) and Mirabeau Lane.  

Playgrounds and Parks

A.
Lynnfield Middle School
F.
Glen Meadow Park
B.
Lynnfield High School
G.
Freeman Park
C.
Summer Street School
H.
Town Common
D.
Huckleberry Hill School
I.
Jordan/Pioneer Park
E.
Rear Senior Center
J.
Newhall Park at Suntaug

Golf Courses
There are three golf courses in Lynnfield which are designated on the Conservation and Recreation Map:  

1.
Sagamore Springs Golf Club is a privately-owned 18 hole located on both sides of upper Main Street heading towards West Peabody and Middleton.  This course has many wetland features over the 168 acres including rivers, streams, bordering vegetated wetlands and floodplain.

2.
Reedy Meadow Golf Course (formerly known as the Centre Golf Course) is a town-owned nine hole course located on Summer Street.  Exquisite views of Reedy Meadow are visible from the course.

3.
King Rail Reserve (formerly Colonial Golf Course) opened on May 9, 2008 by the town via a license from National Development, who recently purchased the Colonial site.  April 2007 Town Meeting approved the zoning of the Colonial property to 40R status and current plans have been submitted to create mixed-use retail, office and residential.  This 9-hole course will reopen this year on April 1, 2009.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CONSERVATION AREAS

1.  These regulations apply to all areas in the Town of Lynnfield owned by and under the control of its Conservation Commission.  Signs reading "Lynnfield Conservation Commission" shall be posted at public entrances to each such area if deemed appropriate by the Commission.  These regulations shall be available at the Town Clerk's Office, the Conservation Commission Office and Police Department.
2.  All persons are welcome to enjoy themselves without charge in Conservation Areas of the Town without permit from dawn to dusk.
3.  Carrying of or discharging of firearms, bows and paintball guns, as well as hunting, shooting or trapping, are prohibited on all Conservation Areas.  Fishing with State license in season is allowed unless the area is posted.
4.  Use of alcohol and illicit drugs on Lynnfield Conservation Lands is prohibited.
5.  Overnight camping will be permitted with written permission and allocation of camp site from the Conservation Commission Chairman or Administrator for organized or family groups, provided an adult is present at all times.
6.  Permission to camp may be denied at the discretion of the Conservation Commission for any reason relating to health, safety, overcrowding, forest fire danger, or prior violations of these rules by some or any of the group applying for the permit.  Citizens of the Town may be given priority.  Citizens of other towns may be required to present references.
7.  Conservation Areas are meant to be preserved in a natural state.  Cans, bottles and garbage are to be placed in receptacles.  If receptacles are not provided, trash is to be taken away.  No plants are to be removed, cut or defaced. The removal of wildlife is prohibited by State law. Fires are prohibited unless an authorized permit has been obtained from the Lynnfield Fire Department.  Firewood should be provided by the camper.
8.  No trails may be cut or marked.  The building of any dam or any structure without written authorization of the Conservation Commission.
9.  Visitors to Conservation Areas are urged to leave them cleaner than they found them and to report violations of any of these rules and regulations to the Conservation Commission, any Selectman, or to the Chief of Police.
10.  No cars, trucks, dirt bikes, ATV's or other powered vehicles or tools  are allowed, except for police, civil defense, fire and public works department vehicles of the Town of Lynnfield without prior written approval by the Conservation Commission.
11. The Conservation Commission does not have the personnel to patrol conservation lands, and cannot assume for the Town any liability for injuries, damage to property, or other loss to persons going on such areas.  Such persons assume, by reason of entry, all risks involved.
12. Violations of these regulations shall be punishable by fines of $50 for a first offense and $100 for a subsequent offense.
 

02/2009