Nara Park & Swim Area
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Open year round, NARA Park is a relatively new park off Rt. 27 in Acton, MA. This is a beautiful place to bring your family for some summer fun. It's never too hot here, as there always seems to be the perfect breeze to make things just right.
During the summer, the beach portion has a *daily rate for beach swimming and does also offer resident and non-residents season beach passes.
In season, a variety of boats (canoes, paddleboats) can be rented for a small charge. The remaining park & playground area is free during the summer.
There is a reasonably priced concession stand that provides hot dogs & pizza and various ice creams and snacks. There is a nice deck with umbrella'd table seating as well as covered seating. They have nice restrooms and outdoor showers for hosing off.
The Park has a playground and large area tented area in the summer which can be rented for outings along with a smaller pavilion area. There is an amphitheatre which has many concerts throughout the summer including the weekly summer concert series and is also available for rental. The bowl of the amphitheatre holds 3,000+/- people.
NARA Park has multiple-fields for sports, however, field usage would need to obtain permits. The Park has a one mile trail that goes around the perimeter which is great for running, biking or walking.
Ledge Rock Road, Acton, MA map
NARA Park is located about a half mile north on Rt. 27 on your left from the intersection of Rt. 27 and 2A when you continue through that intersection. It's actual address is 25 Ledge Rock Way and is across the street from Acton Monument.
From 495N - Take Exit 29A (to Rte 2 East). Take Exit 42 (Rte 27 Acton, Maynard). Take left at end of the ramp. Follow Rte 27. Go straight through 2 sets of lights. Approximately 9/10th's of a mile from the second set of lights Quarry Road will be located on your left. Go to the end of Quarry Road and when you see the last house on the left, take your next right into the parking lot. If you end up on a dirt road, you've gone too far. Stage will be located to the right.
From Rte 128 - Take Exit 29 (Rte 2 West). Take Exit 41 (Rte 27 Acton, Maynard). Take right at the end of ramp. Follow Rte 27. Go straight through 2 sets of lights. Approximately 9/10th's of a mile from the second set of lights Quarry Road will be located on your left. Go to the end of Quarry Road and when you see the last house on the left, take your next right into the parking lot. If you end up on a dirt road, you've gone too far. Stage will be located to the right.
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