- Atwood Park — includes a playground and playing fields
- Cashman Park — waterfront park off of Merrimac Street with playground and playing fields
- Inn Street Park — small playground area in the center of the city, close to local eateries and festival entertainment
- Maudslay State Park — 450 acres of conservation and recreation land for public use
- Plum Island — This 11-mile long barrier island off the shore of Newburyport and Newbury is home to many year-round residents, the national wildlife refuge, a beachside inn and some well-known restaurants worth the trip to the island.
- Parker River National Wildlife Refuge— This refuge was established in 1942 to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. The refuge occupies 4,662 acres on the southern two-thirds of Plum Island, a barrier island on the Northeast coast of Massachusetts, and is administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency. Parker River is one of over 550 Refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands dedicated to “wildlife first.”
The Mall in Downtown Newburyport
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge