Bridgewater is a charming, residential, suburban community. Located approximately 25 miles south of Boston, the town is accessible by bus, commuter rail and highway at the junction of routes 24 and 495. Originally an industrial and agricultural center, the town of Bridgewater was chartered in 1656. Its historic character and unique landscaping are prominent throughout the community, particularly in the downtown central common area. Today Bridgewater is a growing community of approximately 27,000 and serves as home to Bridgewater State University. Founded in 1840, as one of the first normal schools in America, BSU is a premier public university of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Offering a diversity of activities, Bridgewater maintains a caring, friendly, small-town, community atmosphere.
designed by Robert Leathers. Includes swings, slides, climbing
apparatus, and a small amphitheater.
Olde Scotland Links Golf Course
690 Pine Street,
An 18 hole, championship
caliber, links style golf course covering 200 acres with a driving
range and pro shop. Food and beverage menu available to service
There is a great demand for the use of the recreational
facilities in town. However, they can be used by town groups or
organizations for a fee with the permission of the Recreation Commission.
Permits are required. The Recreation Commission may waive fees for any
group at its discretion by a vote of the Commission. Playground areas
cannot be reserved. Reservations are for four hours. An additional charge
will be made for the use of field lights.