The pond in the early twentieth century – Boat races, boathouses, and parasols.
Dredging Hopedale Pond, 1949
Hopedale Pond, 1962 – a few names and faces
Kids at the pond – most identified
Ice-out When does the ice on Hopedale Pond melt?
The Bridges of Hopedale Pond (Freedom Street, trolley, Cutler’s, Rawson’s, Rustic)
Hopedale Pond, August 3, 2006
Hopedale Pond, October 20, 2009
Hopedale Pond – August 14, 2010
Hopedale Pond – September 1, 2010
Repairing the dam – 2010
Now and Then at Hopedale Pond
Vandalism at Fisherman’s Island, Spring 2012.
A Walk Through the Parklands, with pictures and text – Hopedale Street to the First Bridge First Bridge to Second Fireplace Mid-point Firepace to Maroney’s Grove Rustic Bridge to Freedom Street The Lookout Saltbox Road (It’s not necessary to come back here to go through all of these pages. Each one has a link to the next.)
Parklands, 1899 – 1905 – Reports of the Park Commissioners
Parklands Memories – Tom Lipsky
Parklands map, 1904 – With names of property owners of the area at that time.
Parklands map, 1913 – By landscape architect, Warren Henry Manning. Much more detailed than the 1903 map.
Parklands Forestry Project – 2012
Parklands map, 2014 – Map shows Eagle Scout project distance marker locations.
Carpenter Road – Not actually in the Parklands, but nearby. A nice walk in the woods off of the G&U tracks. (Or, it used to be.)
Warren Henry Manning – The landscape architect who designed the Town Park and Parklands.
Field Day photos Nineteen on four pages
Town Park History by Gordon Hopper
Town Park – early 1900s
Hardball Paternalism, Hardball Politics – Labor relations and Blackstone Valley baseball.
Fanny Osgood – One of the best known woman golfer of the early twentieth century.
The J’s – Senior Ruth team
Cross country team, 2007 – Winners of Division 2 Central Massachusetts and state titles.
Milford News article on Coach Joe Small – May 2012
Hopedale High boys basketball 2020 – Going to state finals, until…
The Mill River A Gordon Hopper article on the history of the river.
Draper Gym – Milford News articles from 1955
Soapbox derby races, 1950, 1951 and 1952
Now and Then at the Hopedale Country Club
The Ski Hill – Read about the Hopedale Ski Hill on a website of memories of long-gone hills.
More on the ski hill – Milford News photos for 1967 and 1968.
You can find more pictures of the Park, Parklands, and Hopedale Pond and sports teams and events in the menus below.