Petersen Pool


Upon his death in 1963, retired tugboat captain August Julius Petersen bequeathed $65,000 to the Town of Braintree for the purpose of building a pool for the youth of the town. Specifically, the will called for the site of the pool to be located at Watson Park along the Fore River. Today, in partnership with a private developer the Town is moving forward with the construction of a sports complex that will include ice skating rinks and a pool in memory of Captain Petersen. 

Additional Information 

2014 Request for Proposals 

Contract Documents 

Permit Decisions 


Court Documents

Peer Review Services and Reports 

Application for Minor Modification (Footprint)

Site Reports 

Entrance view of the Petersen Pool facility