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Fort Taber Park

Facility Information

1000 S. Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02740

Fort Taber Park
A 50-acre waterfront park that provides over a mile of ocean frontage located on scenic Clark’s Point which projects into Buzzards Bay. The park incorporates historical landmarks, offers many amenities and various opportunities for passive and active recreation. The centerpiece of the park is the historic Fort Rodman, built between 1857 and 1871 as part of the nation’s sea coast defense system. The fort is features interpretive signage and a military museum. There is over one mile of walking, jogging or biking paths, natural areas, a beach for bathing, a pier for fishing, a playground, community boating, a youth summer camp, and picnic areas offering panoramic views. The park is handicap accessible. A large multi-purpose lawn allows for cultural programming, such as military reenactments and public concerts.

- Parking (pass required)
- Fishing Pier
- Playground
- Zagster Bike Share Station
- Bike/Walking Paths
- Lifeguards
- Military Museum
- Concession Stand
- Picnic Areas
- Restrooms


Current Activities

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Program Activity Teams Date Time
"Fit at the Fort" (Tu/Th) w/ Solshine Yoga - ENROLL: Today!; Drop-Ins Welcome "Fit at the Fort" Yoga (Summer '19) Thursday June 20, 2019 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM