Dorchester Shores Reservation

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Dorchester Shores Reservation
Map showing the location of Dorchester Shores Reservation
Map showing the location of Dorchester Shores Reservation
Location in Massachusetts
LocationSuffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Nearest cityBoston
Coordinates42°17′50″N 71°2′44″W / 42.29722°N 71.04556°W / 42.29722; -71.04556Coordinates: 42°17′50″N 71°2′44″W / 42.29722°N 71.04556°W / 42.29722; -71.04556
Area44 acres (18 ha)[1]
Elevation10 ft (3.0 m)[2]
OperatorMassachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
WebsiteDorchester Shores Reservation

Dorchester Shores Reservation is a Massachusetts state park consisting of three non-contiguous areas totaling 44 acres (18 ha) along the eastern edge of the Dorchester section of Boston. The area is composed of beaches and a park along the extended mouth of the Neponset River: Savin Hill/Malibu Beach, Tenean Beach, and Victory Road Park. Savin Hill is adjacent to Malibu Beach and has been restored to its original Olmsted Brothers design. The reservation is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Malibu Beach: Swimming and bathhouse.
  • Savin Hill Beach: Swimming, sports fields, tot-lot playground.
  • Tenean Beach: Swimming, playground, tennis and basketball courts.
  • Victory Road Park: The park occupies a reclaimed landfill and is designed for passive use.
  • The reservation also offers picnicking, restrooms, concessions, fishing, first aid, and information.


  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Malibu Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Dorchester Shores Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 9, 2013.

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