You can make this project happen! All contributions are tax deductible,
and the DCR will match "dollar-for-dollar" all funds donated
to build the playground.
Donate using PayPal or credit/debit cards:
Donate by Check
Make your check payable
to Wompatuck Playground and mail to:
Friends of Wompatuck
PO Box 612
Hingham, MA 02043
The Friends of Wompatuck is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All
donations to this project are fully tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!
Unless otherwise specified, if the playground project is not actualized,
donations would be transferred to the general Friends of Wompatuck fund,
unless a refund is requested. If a refund is requested, the donation
would be returned, net of all processing fees.
The Children’s ADVENTURE Playground at Wompatuck State Park
Despite being one of the most frequently visited family destinations
on the south shore, Wompatuck does not have a playground.
The Friends of Wompatuck has identified this as an important
feature and has started a program to work with the DCR and other
partners to ensure that one gets built.
Please support FOW efforts to build a state-of-the-art children’s
playground next to the Wompatuck visitor's center. It will be
fully ADA compatible. To be built as a "2-phase 2-year" project with
the main playground constructed first, followed the next year with an
"adventure" course set under dappled sunlight and trees. Our goal
is to build a woodland themed playground where all children
can have fun, laugh and play.
A study of playground options and a possible design was commissioned by
DCR and the FOW in 2018. The study was done by Ann Tai, Masters in
Landscape Design, Harvard University. Most of the following pictures and
information is based on the findings of this study.
View/Download full report (PDF)
The area selected for the playground is shown in red below ("Phase One").
This area is currently
used as a small extension to the visitor center parking lot, and is adjacent
to the main parking lot and the pump track.
Vehicle access between the main parking lot and Union st is maintained through the
main access road by the Visitor Center building.
The green area ("Phase two") has been reserved for a possible
future extension of the playground.
This top-down view shows what the playground may look like, based on the
Artist renderings showing playground element options and
The playground design is an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) project
modified specifically to be accessible for children of ALL abilities.
Parking Options and Access
This chart shows the options for modifying the parking lot to
allow for accessible parking and compensate for lost parking
space due to the playground itself.