Formed in 1975 and incorporated in 1977, the nonprofit Association of Great Neck is a charitable corporation created for social, recreational, educational, ecological, and civic activities for the benefit of residents of Great Neck in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and to protect the neighborhood’s natural resources for the public.
The Association's Board of Directors are comprised of neighborhood volunteers. Assets of the Association include the A.B. Clark Beach, Clark Pond and adjacent lands, and the "Welcome to Great Neck" Triangle.
Clark Beach is well-known for its spectacular panoramic views of Plum Island and Crane Beach. Summertime brings AGN families to the calm waters to swim and sunbathe, while a stroll along Clark Beach anytime provides expansive views of sky, water, marsh, and sand.
Beautiful Clark Pond provides a summer nesting area for swans, waterfowl, and red-winged blackbirds. The pond area also provides a food and freshwater source for deer, possum, foxes, and other mammals.