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Deering Oaks Park, Portland

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  • Very beautiful rose garden, showing many varieties of roses. Nice ponds, water fountains. Nice peaceful place to visit  more »
  • We had a blast at this farmer's market. Lots of gorgeous vegetables and flowers from nearby farms, and a wonderful selection of hand crafts to see (not the usual run of the mill stuff). We will defini...  more »
  • On the edge of the town, and up against the interstate highway, the park has the feeling of an abandoned property, and is as unlike Central Park in New York as one can imagine. I had the sense there t...  more »
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  • A couple decades ago, I loathed this place. It is now a place I bring my family. I'll even come to Deering Oaks at night for some peace. Love the Farmer's Markets as well. Very clean spot, these days.
  • I’ve recently begun exploring the city of Portland and walks through this park have become part of a regular routine for me. There is a lush and open, green (for now) space, paths meandering through the grounds, a lovely lake which makes for great strolls and one-on-one conversations, and DUCKS! So many ducks. They are quite friendly and will swarm you should you even appear to have something edible. The squirrels are also relatively unafraid. There’s a soccer/football field at the bottom of the park adjacent to basketball courts. Sections of the park are currently under construction, so vehicle traffic can be a tad difficult.
  • I always enjoy strolling Deering Oaks Park. In the summer time, they have a farmers market every weekend. There is a cafe/sandwich shop called Tiqa, right beside it for a coffee before your stroll. Beautiful pond, and pathways.
  • This is a beautiful park. It's well designed and you can usually find a parking spot. The exception to parking may be on Saturday during the summer. They have a great farmer's market and it's usually pretty busy. It's a great place to walk, feed the ducks, play basketball or tennis. There is also a nice children's playground, baseball field and portable bathroom facilities.
  • For a small Maine city, this park is the central park of Portland. The park has a beautiful duck pond which in the winter is a popular Ice skating rink. Massive oak trees tower over the paths, which the park bears its name. Every weekend then farmers market is located here, and other festivals call the park home as well.

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