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Yes. Due to the overwhelming number of requests we receive annually for Picnic Areas (PDF), the Town requires any organized group or family outing to make a reservation and obtain a permit. The permit reservation ensures we have the space available for your group. Make online picnic area reservations
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Due to the overwhelming number of requests we receive annually for picnic areas, the Town requires any organized group or family outing to make a reservation and obtain a permit. The permit reservation ensures we have the space available for your group. Obtain an online permit reservation.
Smaller / fixed charcoal grills are available in the Pond picnic area without reservation for small family use. Larger/portable charcoal grills are available upon request for larger permitted groups. You must supply your own charcoal grilling tools.
All organized groups of any size, or event at Endicott Park requires a reservation and permit. Any reservation requesting use of: Tents, Staging, Canopies, Catering and/or Entertainment must submit a Certificate of Liability from the equipment vendor with your application. The Certificate of Liability must list "Town of Danvers" as additionally insured.
Amusement Rides, Bouncy Houses, and Pony Rides are not longer permitted.
Yes. There is a parking fee on Weekends and Holidays of $2 for Danvers resident vehicles and $4 for non-Danvers resident vehicles. Weekday donations are appreciated and go to support the Friends of Endicott Park Inc. in there mission to support the preservation, conservation and enhancement of our natural, educational and historic resource.
The Endicott Community Gardens are located in Endicott Park, just past the entrance off Ingersoll St.
There are 196 25 feet by 25 feet garden plots (with some variation) available for rent from April through November for $40. About 5% of our garden plots open up each year and become available. Danvers residents are given priority.
Community Garden space rentals are managed by the Friends of Endicott Park, Inc. Please fill out an application (under the Community Gardens tab) to get on the waitlist.
Endicott Park makes a beautiful background for your personal photos though for-hire photography in Endicott Park requires approval through our permit process. Make photography permit reservations.
Yes. Pets are always welcome, but must be on leash unless in the designated Dog Park. Dog waste transmits disease and contaminates water supplies, so please pick up after your pet. There is a $25- $100 fine for failing to comply with these Town By-Laws.
Yes, the Danvers Dog Park is located at Endicott Park, 57 Forest Street. Best access is to use the Dean Street entrance off Forest St across from St. Richard's Church.
9 am to DuskNo trespassing after hours
In case of emergency, dial 911. For all other questions/concerns call 978-774-1213, ext. 8, and leave a message.
Yes. One of the ways we keep our park so clean is by having a Carry In/Carry Out Policy. There are no trash barrels in our park. We ask that our visitors take their trash with them. We understand that our larger permitted groups will accumulate a lot of trash and therefore if you would like trash bag removal at the end of your event, we ask that you leave your bags along the roadside adjacent to your picnic area for Park Staff to collect. Permit holders are responsible for picking up any trash generated from their event. Trash bags will be provided at your request. Failure to clean up your permitted area will result in a minimum fee of $100. The permit holder will be responsible for any damage done to the property during the term of the rental agreement.
Alcohol is only allowed in Endicott Park when served by a TIPS certified caterer or bartender with an approved One-Day Liquor License. Without a One-Day Liquor license, possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
No. Endicott Park is not a campground and does not permit camping or overnight use.
All our farm animals are cared for daily by our trained Park Staff. They are vaccinated and visited regularly by a Veterinarian. Our Children's Barn offers visitors the opportunity to view domestic farm animals housed in an historic farm building. Both structured and informal talks are conducted by the Park Staff for elementary-level education in animal husbandry and the functions of a barn in the 19th century. One of the challenges of maintaining an active barnyard in a public park is developing an understanding that domestic animals are cared for differently than a household pet. If you have questions about these differences please ask a member of our staff.
Fires are not allowed without prior authorization.
Due to supply chain issues, the Town of Danvers is not current accepting donations for memorial benches.
The Town of Danvers offers a memorial bench program for those interested in donating a bench for installation on Town property to memorialize or honor someone special. All donations must be approved by the Board of Selectmen. Additional information and policies are listed in the following:
All memorial benches are purchased from the New England Recreation Group, Inc. The 6 feet Paris Terraza bench is made with classically styled cast aluminum end frames/legs and recycled plastic planking. The steel frame that supports the planking attaches to the castings with security hardware. Thermally bonded powder coating assures long-lasting beauty for a price of $1,800. This price includes the cost of delivery and assembly. In addition to the price of the bench, each applicant will be assessed a $200 installation fee. The installation fee includes the cost of the cement necessary for the base of each bench and the costs associated with installation of the bench by the Department of Public Works. Benches will be delivered 5 to 7 weeks. Benches can be viewed on the Paris Playground site.
Questions and concerns regarding Memorial Benches should be addressed to the Danvers Recreation Division.
View the Memorial Bench Request Form (PDF).
Endicott Park no longer accepts (memorial) tree donations but exceptions may be made in certain instances. Instead, we recommend individuals consider our Memorial Bench Program.