Experience the Town Vibe in Brooks Park in Harwich Center
If you want to experience a bit of the town vibe of Harwich Center, one of the best places to do it is at Brooks Park. There’s something for just about everyone in the park, and it’s a true favorite of locals and visitors, alike.
The gazebo at Brooks Park hosts summertime concerts. This is where you can go to listen to the Harwich Town Band, which holds weekly concerts during the months of July and August.
The band has been a community favorite for decades. The park’s pavilion is also known to host the Summer Concert Series weekly throughout the summer months.
In addition, it plays host to some special events put on by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. The park is even known to host some summertime flea markets and farmers’ markets.
If you’d rather be a participant instead of a spectator, Brooks Park is also the place to go for fun and recreation. Sports facilities at the park range from courts to fields.
There’s a baseball field for Little Leaguers, plus there’s another rec area in the park too, which includes tennis courts, basketball courts, and pickleball courts. If you’re interested in doing some hiking, the park contains about a half-mile worth of trails.
That’s probably enough to go for a walk or stroll, but there are also some nearby wooded areas not far from the park that are better suited to hiking. If you want to do some biking, you can access the Old Colony Rail Trail from Brooks Park. The eight-mile-long trail runs all the way from Harwich to Chatham, plus it meets up with the Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Of course, kids are sure to enjoy the play area at Brooks Park. This section of the park has some nearby picnic tables, a small field, and some benches, too.