Caryl Park was donated to the Town of Dover by George E. Chickering in 1917.
It is an 83 acre parcel of land that is designated to Dover residents as a Public Park forever, and to be used for Recreational use. The Caryl Park property borders Noanet Woodlands, which is owned by the Trustees of Reservations.
Today, individuals of all ages can be found enjoying the land and facilities of Caryl Park in many different ways - whether there for sporting events, the playground, a round of tennis, pick-up basketball or a nice walk on maintained trails, Caryl Park offers something for everyone to enjoy!
Caryl Park facilities include:
Caryl Park Playground
Toddler/Pre-K Structure (recommend for ages 2-5)
School Age Structure (recommend for ages 5-13)
Arch Swing Structures (bucket, belt & ADA swings available)
Click the map below, for directions to Caryl Park and Caryl Playfield
PLEASE NOTE: The Caryl Park parking area is located to the right of the tennis courts (not visible on the satellite image due to tree cover), while the Caryl Playfield parking area entrance is adjacent to Park Street and the parking area wraps around two-sides of the athletic field.
“Carry-In, Carry-Out” Trash Policy
The Parks & Recreation Commission’s Carry-In Carry-Out trash policy is in effect at both Caryl Park and the Chickering Playfields. This policy was suggested by the Dover Recycling Committee after several seasons of over-flowing trash bins. Several other towns have similar policies in place and we have seen positive results. The goal of the new policy is to eliminate litter and improve disposal of trash, and also help teach players and parents to be responsible for their waste. Signage is posted at both parks, in multiple locations.
No Dogs Allowed
For health and safety reasons, dogs are not allowed (on leash or off leash) at Caryl Park or Chickering Playfields.
Softball Diamond & Caryl House
Multi-Purpose Field (soccer, field hockey & girls lax)