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Stanley park, Westfield

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#81 of 568 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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  • Lovely setting safe and quite. Beautiful gardens and walking paths.Well maintained and interesting views.  more »
  • So, the idea of running on pavement literally makes my knees and legs ache. A friend introduced me to trail running and I found the miles of incredible trails at Stanley Park. The trails are marked, c...  more »
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  • One of the best 😍 parks in Mass. If not the US It can be as hectic or serene as you desire. Children's play area, tennis courts, large open play field, beautiful rose and flower gardens, wooded picnic area, Japanese Gardens, a of wooded walking trails along the river and much more. I can't describe the total enchantment I have and visit there at least weekly.
  • A great we'll maintained park in Westfield for family, groups and individuals. There are organized events in the pavilion, restrooms, playing fields, walking trails, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, Rose and flower gardens, totem pole, shaded areas a simply great place to unwind. Spent a good part of the day walking and enjoying all of the activities going on, taking pictures, enjoy.
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