Stoneham is within close proximity to Boston and major highways. Interstate 93 passes through the Town and Interstate 95 and route 128 pass just North, and the Oak Grove orange line station is just 4 miles away. Stoneham borders the following cities & towns: Woburn, Winchester, Medford, Melrose, Wakefield, Reading, and Malden.
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TRAILS: HIKING, BIKING, WALKING & SITESEEING
The Middlesex Fells Reservation's 2,575 acres offer a welcome retreat for city dwellers and a suitable terrain for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, rock climbers, cross-country skiers and picnickers as well as natural and cultural history buffs. Visit the Mass.Gov Website with trails, maps, rec opportunities and more!
Friends of The Fells
The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is dedicated to the protection and harmonious use of the Fells; promoting awareness, policies and programs to honor and preserve the ecological, historical and recreational resources of this urban forest reservation. Visit for trails, maps, and more information.
Tri-Community Greenway (Not Complete)
A 6.63 mile multi-use trail connecting Woburn, Stoneham and Winchester for walking, jogging, biking, and roller blading is near the end of planning and will start construction soon. Each town has a slightly different personality with a 45 foot wide "linear park" in Stoneham, a connection of local streets and parks through Winchester and finally connecting to recreational land at Horn Pond in Woburn. All sections share the vision for connection the towns, providing valuable resources for residence and providing economic opportunity for the business along the trail.
For more information, please visit The Friends of the Tri-Community Greenway
The Stoneham Oaks Golf Course is a Nine Hole Par 3 Executive Course open to the public that was established in 1994 and is owed by the Town of Stoneham. Located right off the I93 highway and only eight miles North of the heart of Boston it is in the perfect location for commuters traveling from around the Boston area to grab a quick nine holes of golf. Featuring a 1,125 yard course, Stoneham Oaks recently has undergone a change of Management and is now being operated and maintained by Sterling Golf Management. The “Oaks” course as it is known, is right next door to our wildly popular Unicorn Golf Course, a wonderful regulation length nine-hole course.
The Unicorn Golf Course was originally built in 1928 by the Boston Athletic Association as a premiere 18 hole private golf course. The course was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Stiles and Van Kleek, which covered portions from both the towns of Stoneham and Woburn. In 1972 the town of Stoneham purchased the property within Stoneham and redesigned the course to play as a premiere nine hole course now known as Unicorn. The golf courses traverses a wonderful hilltop piece of land, with some holes playing out in the open, and others surrounded by huge old oak trees lining its beautiful fairways. From the blue tees the course is a par 35 and is 3,234 yards long with a slope rating of 126.0 and a course rating of 70.8.
Located at 101 Montvale Ave, conveniently off of Rt. 93 (exit 36), Stoneham Arena offers free onsite parking and a regulation N.H.L. size ice surface and seats 1800. The Arena offers a variety of programs including Public Skating, Adult Stick Practice, Open Freestyle Figure Skating, Pre-School skating classes in addition to private rentals and events.
The Stoneham Historical Society is an all volunteer organization founded in 1922. Our mission is: To study the history of the Town of Stoneham; to collect and preserve articles of historic interest pertaining to the town; and to maintain a Historical Library and Museum. Please visit the website for information on the museum, upcoming events, the Stoneham Historical Walk and more!
Spot Pond has lots of beautiful water to explore and makes for a great place for boating (see boat rental link), fishing for trout and bass, or jogging, offering a 5 mile loop around the pond (see Map My Run for jogging loop).
Licenses and Rules
Fishing in spot pond requires a permit. Personal boats are not allowed in Spot Pond; all boats must be rented from the boat house (link above).
What is the difference between a lake and a pond?
If the water is deep enough that light does not penetrate to the bottom, and photosynthesis is limited to the top layer, the body of water is considered a lake. A pond is a body of water shallow enough to support rooted plants. Many times plants grow all the way across a shallow pond.
Located near Spot pond on the south end of Main st, Hall Memorial Pool is a large pool open to the public that includes a splash pad and playground for younger kids. The pool complex is operated in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham.
PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS
CLARA M STEELE PLAYGROUND
No set address: located behind Town Hall at 35 Central St, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
This spacious playground includes activities for all ages and a field approximately 60’ x 120’. Steele playground is an ideal location on hot days since it is shaded by large trees all times of the day. Parking available at Town Hall, off Emerson St. or off Pine St. (Next to the playground).
There is no set address: The park entrance is across the street from the Stoneham Zoo located at 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180. Please note that this street is a divided road and can only be accessed traveling North. [Google Map]
Located in the Middlesex Fells, Greenwood Park includes playground activities for all ages, picnic tables, a large field and a spacious parking lot. A variety of hiking paths can be accessed from this park, including Green Park Path, Cross Path, Crystal Spring Trail, Whip Hill Path, and Tedford Trail.
JOSEPH C. CERRONE MEMORIAL PARK
255 Broadway, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
Located near Rounds Playground, this spacious park consists of youth soccer fields. The park includes a parking lot.
12 Calthea St, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
Located behind Stoneham Middle School, Pomeworth field includes several baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and a small playground.
STONEHAM TOWN COMMON
35 Central St, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
Stoneham Town Common is the central park in Stoneham and home to many events year-round. It consists of a circular walkway surrounded by gardens and a large gazebo and is located between Main Street and Central Street, directly across from Stoneham Town Hall. A parking lot can be entered from Main St with another lot next to town hall.
Home to many activities including
RECREATION PARK & RALPH ARSENAULT MEMORIAL PARK (Playground)
99 Dale Ct, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
Recreation Park is a large field located off Franklin Street (on Dale Ct) that includes two baseball diamonds: one JV/HS diamond and one diamond used by the Stoneham Sabers, an amateur baseball team in the Yawkey League. The field is used by youth football leagues and shares a large parking lot with Ralph Arsenault Memorial Park.
Whip Hill Park is a passive recreation area owned by the Town of Stoneham and operated by the Stoneham Conservation Commission.
A passive recreation area is generally an undeveloped space or environmentally sensitive area that requires minimal development. Emphasis is placed on preservation of wildlife and the environment.
No set address: Broadway and MacArthur [GOOGLE MAP]
Located at Broadway & Macarthur and close to Joseph C. Cerrone Memorial Park, Rounds Playground consists of playground equipment for all ages and a youth baseball diamond.
SCHOOLS WITH PARKS/PLAYGROUNDS
Schoolyards and playgrounds should not be visited during operational hours. For more information please visit the Stoneham Public School’s Website
COLONIAL PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
30 Avalon Rd, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
SOUTH SCHOOL (Elementary)
11 Summer St, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
ROBIN HOOD (Elementary)
70 Oak St, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL
149 Franklin St, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
The High School grounds include Tennis Courts, a Football field, a baseball diamond and softball diamond, and a multi use field for Field Hockey, Soccer.
ALBERT DUFF JR MEMORIAL PARK AT THE SEEM COLLABORATIVE
25 William St, Stoneham, MA 02180 [Google Map]
Located at the corner of Pleasant St. and William St across the street from the Old Burying Ground, Albert Duff Junior Park includes a basketball court, swings, and a small playground of two climbing sets.
The SEEM Collaborative provides quality-driven, affordable educational programs and services to students with moderate to severe disabilities.
For more information, please visit http://seemcollaborative.org