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Greeley Park, Nashua

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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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  • 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 »
  • Greeley Park is a key part of what makes Nashua a great city to raise a family. The park is user friendly with woods, gentle hills, ball fields, a band shell and other fascinations. The only knock I h...  more »
  • This is a very safe and clean Park for out little grand children... we have been coming to this park for 14 years. Noe with two ne grandchildren ages 1 and 2 ita a place we can take them safely.  more »
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  • Really nice Park, you can have a cookout, but there are limited grill's! Great place to just lay in the sunshine.
  • Was there for a Baby shower my roommate had at the. Gazebo it was wonderful and beautiful out side ! Even went for a short walk in the woods !
  • Always be loved this park but disappointed that the featured area's we're not working)clean/broken etc...
  • Beautiful park. Clean nice place to bring the family
  • Great place for open field games. Also awesome for a date cookout.

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