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Review of Forest Park

Forest Park
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US$99.00*
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Day Trip to Yankee Candle and Bright Nights Light Display
Ranked #5 of 42 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Springfield's Forest Park is part urban oasis, part playground, part wilderness. Its 795 acres are all worth exploring. I am lucky that my new house is in walking distance. We're there at least once a week. Check out the summer farmer's market -- a knockout. Haven't been to the zoo yet; we're saving that for when our niece and nephew visit later in the year.

Thank miscrambler
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

I have really fallen in love with Forest Park and can't get enough. The Olympic bars on the baseball fields are my favorite place to work on calisthenics ever! Jogging through is amazing and calming. Picnicking near the duck ponds with my husband is fantastic, and seeing everyone have a genuinely nice time is a wonderful addition to the city. Young or old, there's something here for everyone.

Thank pacispuella
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We headed to the park for the Zoo. How impressed we were with the large well taken care of park we drove through before we reached the Zoo. Had we known we would have planned a picnic lunch. The Zoo was fantastic- friendly staff- wonderful variety of animals and demonstrations. A must see for both.

1  Thank Mareh132014
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Frederick Law Olmsted, of Central Park fame, designed this historic park in the woods of Springfield Massachusetts, overlooking the Connecticut River. It is well-maintained and truly lovely to see families of all backgrounds walking onto the grounds for an afternoon of fun and cooler havens. Forest Park has it all: tennis courts (including several clay), splash sprinklers, in-ground pool, ice rink, grandstand baseball field, volleyball courts, shuffle board, bocci greens, several playgrounds, a zoo, duck ponds, creek, bike trails, hiking, historic houses, numerous picnic grounds, large green muti-use fields, snack bar, gazebos, picturesque wedding sites, a three-season farmers's market and the sweetest pine trees you would ever want to sit under! What a spot!

2  Thank CCB2017
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

There's a little something for everyone. A great place to walk through or bicycle. A petting zoo for the children. Many gardens blooming throughout the warmer seasons. A great place to recreate, Baseball fields, Tennis and even Bocci.

1  Thank Fran H
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