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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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TripAdvisor
  • Lovely gardens, entertaining performances in the band shell, and Renaissance roll playing if you are lucky enough to catch it!! Definitely worth a visit. The kids will love it too!!!  more »
  • Good place to go for a picnic or for a concert at night. Movies for all ages are also available. Convenient location.  more »
  • Nice place to go and relax, converts and movies during the summer. Area for outdoor functions-- i.e. Birthday Partiea Etc yet you need to get there early to grab a site..., and nice clean rest rooms  more »
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  • 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 !
  • A great Great Park with real bathrooms, large field, a playground with at least three swing sets, and a jungle gym. The park also features a nice fountain common area including equipment for charcoal barbecues, nice walking paths, and a horseshoe pitch.
  • Lots of soft grass to lay blanket. Many picnic tables. Lots of shade. Many charcoal grills. Playground. Flowers. Pretty fountain. Park is on Both sides of the street. *Bathrooms on both sides of street. There is a stage for concerts. Horseshoes. Tennis court. Open field and two small ballfields.Community garden. Water faucet for dogs. Love it!
  • 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.
  • Great place to bring a friend and catch up.