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Stanley park, Westfield
(4.8/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Nice picnic areas..playground is great for young kids..(ie) swings,rope bridges etc. the bathrooms are exceptionally clean which is a plus.... 
  • Stanley Park is an attractive area long renown as a Westfield landmark for annual fireworks, wedding photo shoots and athletic events. There are well marked hiking trails down to the Westfield River a...  more »
  • There is so much to do here: Dog walking, hiking trails, running, basketball, soccer, gorgeous flower beds, playground, pavilions for parties, duck ponds, frog pond, and many events happening. Everyth...  more »
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  • So beautiful, I was surprised how well kept this park was. I was also surprised to see how big the duck pond was. The garden was beautiful enough to have a wedding in. The park has a wide variety of things from swings and children's play areas. Basketball, tennis, soccer courts are also here. Great for jogging
  • 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.
  • Really, really pretty, great hiking trails, awesome playground, you will commonly run into a dog going for a walk, so of course that's awesome, then their is the really big duck pond with duck, geese, cranes, and carp! Clean and very very fun! Also great place if you play Pokemon GO! It is a MUST-visit!!!!
  • No clue why anybody would give this beautiful FREE admission park anything less than 4 stars. This park has been a favorite place of mine both in childhood and in adulthood. The Rangers and staff work extremely hard here to make sure the park is always clean and if ever there have been any issues with ANYTHING they are always right there immediately to help. This is a wonderful part. I love Stanley Park.
  • Also a great place to come and enjoy the out doors. The fish in the pond are huge. Make sure you take a walk through the gardens to see all the flowers.