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Stanley park, Westfield

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#75 of 305 in Parks in Massachusetts
Stanley Park is a privately owned 300acre park, including an arboretum and botanical garden, located in Westfield, Massachusetts. It is open to the public daily without charge from May to November.The park was established in 1945 by the philanthropist Frank Stanley Beveridge (1879–1956). It includes a number of gardens, listed below, as well as a playground, soccer fields, tennis courts, picnic area, wildlife sanctuary, colonial pond, covered bridge, and blacksmith shop. American Wildflower Society Display Garden - indigenous shade-tolerant New England wildflowers, with peak season in early May. Arboretum (1,000 acres) - trees and shrubs with a 30ft fountain. Bog garden Herb garden - fragrant, culinary, and medicinal herbs; mid-May through mid-October. Asian garden and teahouse - alpine conifers, rhododendrons, azaleas, and flowering deciduous shrubs with an authentic bamboo Japanese Tea House. Peak season mid-May through mid-June. Rhododendron Display Garden - hundreds of rare species, sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, with peak season mid-May through early June. Rose Gardens - Over 50 varieties and 2,500 bushes. Winner of the "Outstanding Public Rose Garden" Award from All-America Rose Selections. Stanley Park is located on Western Avenue in the suburban town of Westfield, Massachusetts. It was founded by its benefactor Frank Stanley Beveridge in 1949. The park began on a 25acre plot, but now spans 300acre with multiple gardens, trails, and playing fields. It is only a short walking distance from Westfield State University, located across Western Avenue to the northwest from Stanley Park.
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  • This park is a local gem and as residents of Westfield we are very fortunate to have a fantastic park so readily available to us! The gardens, wildlife, trails all provide for the beautiful backdrop. ...  more »
  • A great place to visit especially when the roses are in bloom. Great for a picnic for the whole family.  more »
  • I went to see a friend at Westfield university and children were playing soccer went out and bought some hamburg and hot dogs and had a little picnic and also enjoyed watching the children play. Thee ...  more »
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  • Beautiful, clean park. Cookers, basketball court, huge soccer fields ;trails, duck and fish pond, pavilions available to rent for parties. The list goes on. I only wish they had a spray park. That would make this place an even more perfect place to spend the day with family and friends.
  • I love this park, it's so nice. And since the staff has installed those new security cameras a few years ago, the park has been safer for both visitors and the animals.
  • Absolutely Stunning! One of Westfields hidden Gems. Close to the University if your visiting. Decent size and very diverse. Offers a Duck and Geese Pond. Big open fields for sports. Basketball and tennis courts. Japanese themed Garden. Antique style buildings. Covered Stage for concerts or outdoor Venues. The Rose Garden is very picturesque. And there's a reason why this is the most chosen place for weddings in Western Mass. BEAUTIFULLY AMAZING!!! Oh and the 4th of July Fireworks are awesome.
  • Beautiful park, kid friendly for sure, stunning flower gardens, nice pavilions and you can rent sections for outings. Also, wonderful memorials to our past troops/armed forces.
  • Great place to go and explore, relax. Animals are people friendly. Great for Pokémon Go! Lol.

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