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Greeley Park, Nashua
(4.5/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Greeley Park is a public park in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States, occupying extending from the Merrimack River, across Concord Street, to Manchester Street. The property was originally bought in 1801 by Joseph Greeley, who passed it on to his son after his death. The land was deeded to the city of Nashua in 1896 by Joseph Thornton Greeley, the grandson of the original Joseph Greeley. In 1908, John E. Cotton donated $5000, an amount that was "matched by city funds", to change the Greeley Farm into a public park. The money was used to create a "stone and cement rest house, a fountain, a shallow pond, a gravel walk, and flower beds".Greeley Park hosts many citywide events, such as the Fairy Tale Festival, Art Show, and Halloween "Fright Night", and is a traditional photogenic place for prom night for Nashua High School South and North. On a smaller scale, at the bandstand in the spring and summer there are plays, movies and music festivals. The park also features hiking trails, horseshoe pits, ball fields, tennis courts, a community gardening section, and the only, if decrepit, boat ramp on the west side of the Merrimack River between the Massachusetts border and the first rapids in New Hampshire.At the northern boundary of the park, near the river, the park is dealing with the threat of creosote contamination that flows from the closed nearby historic railroad tie plant.
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  • Been there today with my wife and our 15 months old kid. I have moved to Nashua recently and could not find nice and safe places for an outing for my kid. One of our friend suggested the park and I mu...  more »
  • Greeley Park dominates Nashua's historic North End. It has playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, victory gardens, hiking paths in the woods and even a boat ramp providing access to the beautiful Me...  more »
  • We were looking for a park to take our granddaughters (5 and 22months)to . We looked this up and found it close to their house. Nice swingsets and slides. Safe area. Wide trails and well kept grass. 
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  • Greeley has everything a park needs, minus some updating. The crosswalks need to be updated in the way main streets have and lamp light could make the park welcoming beyond sunsets in late summer/fall. There are walking/biking trails behind the playground and restrooms but they are essential too woodsy (debris, roots in pavement, kinda sketchy) and much too short for anything worth while. For anyone who wants grassy expanses for picnicking or tossing a ball around it's great, behind the stage and tennis courts the park includes a baseball diamonds and well kept grass for pick up soccer/football games. It could be more walker friendly though, a few paths within the tree line, around the perimeter connecting both sides with new safer cross walks would make the park much more attractive and give many folks a place to socialize and get out with making a trip to Mine Falls. Also, making the park night time friendly (lamps and the types of benches don't endorse sleeping on) could create a safe alternative to our now very busy late night main street scene for anyone looking to walk a historic and gorgeous area while avoiding the drunks and youth.
  • Clean, well kept, relaxing, good for group events... and it's got plenty of pokéstops.
  • This park is HUGE! They have an amphitheater, a kids play area, and multiple fields. On the weekends, there's little food trucks too.
  • What incredible Park to go. From cookouts and walking around and so much to do. A place to bring the family and to relax.
  • This is just a beautiful, well maintained park with a classic American feel surrounded by victorian style architecture. It is open to the public and available as a venue for many cultural and entertainment events.