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All our farm animals are cared for daily by our trained Park Staff. They are vaccinated and visited regularly by a Veterinarian. Our Children's Barn offers visitors the opportunity to view domestic farm animals housed in an historic farm building. Both structured and informal talks are conducted by the Park Staff for elementary level education in animal husbandry and the functions of a barn in the 19th century. One of the challenges of maintaining an active barnyard in a public park is developing an understanding that domestic animals are cared for differently than a household pet. If you have questions about these differences please ask a member of our staff.
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While we oftentimes receive requests for "reservation" of this Town amenity, we must tell interested parties that there are no reservations accepted for this structure nor for the grounds surrounding it. The picturesque pavilion was donated by the Rotary Club of Danvers for the enjoyment of the general public. There can be no assurance that an event will not conflict with a family outing or other recreational pursuit at the pavilion on the grounds on any given day. Please keep this in mind when planning an important event.
The Town of Danvers offers a memorial bench program for those interested in donating a bench for installation on Town property to memorialize or honor someone special. All donations must be approved by the Board of Selectmen. Additional information and policies are listed below.
All memorial benches are purchased from the New England Recreation Group, Inc. The 6 foot Paris Terraza bench is made with classically styled cast aluminum end frames/legs and recycled plastic planking. The steel frame that supports the planking attaches to the castings with security hardware. Thermally bonded powder coating assures long-lasting beauty for a price of $1,800. This price includes the cost of delivery and assembly. In addition to the price of the bench, each applicant will be assessed a $200 installation fee. The installation fee includes the cost of the cement necessary for the base of each bench and the costs associated with installation of the bench by the Department of Public Works. Benches will be delivered 5 to 7 weeks. Benches can be viewed on the Paris Site Furnishings website.
Questions and concerns regarding Memorial Benches should be addressed to the Danvers Recreation Division.
Memorial Bench Request Form (PDF)
Photo courtesy of Robert Clough Jr.
Smaller/fixed charcoal grills are available in the Pond picnic area without reservation for small family use. Larger/portable charcoal grills are available upon request for larger permitted groups. You must supply your own charcoal grilling tools.
No. Endicott Park is not a campground and does not permit camping or overnight use.
Endicott Park no longer accepts (memorial) tree donations but exceptions may be made in certain instances. Instead, we recommend individuals consider our Memorial Bench Program.
Your picnic area reservation comes with at least ten picnic tables. You may bring additional chairs, tables, shade tents, nets and sports equipment as long as they don't negatively impact the experience of other park visitors. Activities of a higher impact may be allowed with prior approval. Check with our staff before your event.
Yes. One of the ways we keep our park so clean is by having a Carry In/Carry Out Policy. There are no trash barrels in our park. We ask that our visitors take their trash with them. We understand that our larger permitted groups will accumulate a lot of trash and therefore if you would like trash bag removal at the end of your event, we ask that you leave your bags along the roadside adjacent to your picnic area for Park Staff to collect. Permit holders are responsible for picking up any trash generated from their event. Trash bags will be provided at your request. Failure to clean up your permitted area will result in a minimum fee of $100. The permit holder will be responsible for any damage done to the property during the term of the rental agreement.
9 am to Dusk
No trespassing after hours.
All dogs must be legally licensed and have proof of current rabies vaccination.
Violators are subject to removal and/or exclusion from the dog park.
This park is made available in accordance with laws governing recreational use (M.G.L. Chapter 21 Section 17c)
The Town of Danvers does not assume responsibility for injuries or damage to personal property.
In case of emergency, dial 911.
For all other questions/concerns call 978-774-1213, ext. 8 and leave a message.
In Massachusetts, fishing licenses are required for all persons 15 years of age and over on inland waters. Anglers under 15 may fish, but do not need a license. To obtain a freshwater fishing license, visit the Freshwater Fishing Licenses website.
The Crane River Marina is the Town's only public marina and provides dockage for 68 vessels up to 25 feet in length. Dockage space is assigned from a waiting list with Danvers residents given priority. There is a one-time $6 fee to apply to the waiting list. Apply online using the Waiting List Application.
The Endicott Community Gardens are located in Endicott Park, just past the entrance off Ingersoll Street.
There are 196 25-foot by 25-foot garden plots (with some variation) available for rent from April through November for $40. About 5% of our garden plots open up each year and become available. Danvers residents are given priority.
Community Garden space rentals are managed by the Friends of Endicott Park, Inc. Please contact Randy Boudreault at 978-430-9777 or email Randy for more information.
In Massachusetts, if you're 16 years or older, you need a recreational saltwater fishing permit to fish in Massachusetts. This permit may be issued from Massachusetts or from a nearby state that has a reciprocity agreement with Massachusetts.
For ages 16 to 59, the cost of the permit is $10. Ages 60 and up must still have a permit to fish in Massachusetts but the permit is free. For more information or to apply for a permit, visit the Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permits website.
The Harbormaster's office oversees the placement and permitting of 125 moorings. Moorings are privately owned by boaters and homeowners.
The Town of Danvers is not currently permitting new moorings, however, moorings being sold are offered to waiting list applicants. To apply to the mooring waiting list, visit the Online Waiting List Applications website.
Danvers has a public boat launch ramp at Pope's Landing on Liberty Street. For a minimum charge of $5 ($75 for the season) you can launch your boat using the ramp. The Landing also offers public restrooms, a lighted parking lot, scenic park, and picnic area.
There is a thirty-minute tie-up area at the public dock for boaters who want to enjoy the view and use the picnic area and facilities.
Danvers open space information is available from the Open Space and Recreation Advisory Committee.
Yes, the Danvers Dog Park is located at Endicott Park, 57 Forest Street. The best access is to use the Dean Street entrance off Forest Street across from Saint Richard’s Church.