Dorchester Shores Reservation

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Dorchester Shores Reservation
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountySuffolk
MunicipalityBoston
LocationMorrissey Boulevard
 - elevation10 ft (3 m) [1]
 - coordinates42°17′50″N 71°2′44″W / 42.29722°N 71.04556°W / 42.29722; -71.04556
Area44 acres (18 ha)
 - Malibu Beach27 acres (11 ha) [2]
 - Tenean Beach10 acres (4 ha) [2]
 - Victory Road Park7 acres (3 ha) [2]
Established1962
ManagementMassachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of Dorchester Shores Reservation
Website: Dorchester Shores Reservation
 
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Coordinates: 42°17′50″N 71°2′44″W / 42.29722°N 71.04556°W / 42.29722; -71.04556
Dorchester Shores Reservation
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountySuffolk
MunicipalityBoston
LocationMorrissey Boulevard
 - elevation10 ft (3 m) [1]
 - coordinates42°17′50″N 71°2′44″W / 42.29722°N 71.04556°W / 42.29722; -71.04556
Area44 acres (18 ha)
 - Malibu Beach27 acres (11 ha) [2]
 - Tenean Beach10 acres (4 ha) [2]
 - Victory Road Park7 acres (3 ha) [2]
Established1962
ManagementMassachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of Dorchester Shores Reservation
Website: Dorchester 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.[2] 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]

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  1. ^ "Malibu Beach". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dorchester Shores Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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