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.To visit Greeley Park and other attractions in Nashua, use our Nashua trip maker site .
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Greeley Park Reviews
We're talking bandstand, horseshoes, public hibachi grills, open fields, soccer fields, Merrimack River boat access. This place is great. more »
Greeley Park in Nashua is a nice place to take the kids for a walk or bike ride. There are also softball fields for "pick up games" when not in use by local leagues. There is also a band half-shell wh... more »
It's a fun place to bring your family, the park area could use some updating so we definitely don't go there for just the park area, but my son loves to sit on the cannon and pretend he's shooting it. more »
Nice park for getting some nice family photos. The lawn is pretty well maintained and the park is usually quite of there isn’t any event at the open theatre. They do have a tennis court which I assume is open for public provided you get all the equipments. The restrooms are maintained moderately and not at the best condition always. Lot of parking options on the street outside the park or in the park. The only problem I ever faced was a lady unleashed her huge dog and it started chasing us. That was scary!
Good lawn area. Nice outdoor gathering areas. Visited often by the ice cream truck. Lovely community gardens. Street parking only can be limited during events. Nice fountain but pool is small.
Great place to take kids or host a family BBQ. I hammocked under the big willow tree every week last summer. They had summer concerts on Tuesdays I think.
Nice place to bring the family. Show up early if you want a picnic table and grill though.
A great place to hang out with friends. It has a playground and lots of open running space scattered with trees. Also includes a plethora of picnic tables and grills, ready for free use by any park user. No reservations are needed.
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