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Pulaski Park, Northampton

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Pulaski Park is a small urban park located in the city of Northampton, Massachusetts. It is situated on Main Street (State Highway 9) between the City Hall and the Academy of Music Theatre. It consists of shade trees, walkways, benches, a playground, and a small stage The front of the park consists of a plaza with movable cafeteria tables and chairs that are used to eat, converse, and relax. Behind the plaza exists a grassy space suitable for picnics and enjoying the sun on a warm day. The play area consists of stumps to jump on as well as a slide made out of Goshen stone. Other unique features include planters and other features made of rusty steel, serving as a nod to Northampton's industrial past. Still another environmentally friendly feature that was added to the park was a stormwater garden consisting of plants that absorb rainwater and naturally treat it before being carried into the storm drainage system. The park was named after Polish military leader Casimir Pulaski. A bus stop that serves several routes on the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), including several routes leading to University of Massachusetts Amherst, is also located there.
The park, last renovated in 1976, fell into a state of disrepair and neglect. In addition, the park was dominated by concrete and lacked open green spaces. In 2014, a plan was adopted to renovate the existing park to make it more inviting to the public. Construction on the first phase started in late 2015. On July 22nd, 2016, the park reopened with a grand ceremony. The new incarnation of the park was themed around nature.
Phase II of the park renovation consists of the expansion of the park, improving connections to the adjacent Roundhouse Parking Lot and the New Haven-Northampton Rail. The work will consist of replacing the existing slope with a new set of stairs as well as a ramp with switchbacks for handicapped users.
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  • Nice place to sit down to watch people passing by or to read a book. The day I visited there was some sort of flea market. It was fun! 
    Nice place to sit down to watch people passing by or to read a book. The day I visited there was some sort of flea market. It was fun!  more »
  • Pulaski Park is a small urban park located on the Main Street in Northampton. It’s a great place to sit outside and enjoy some food and/or a coffee. You can bring your own from home and are not... 
    Pulaski Park is a small urban park located on the Main Street in Northampton. It’s a great place to sit outside and enjoy some food and/or a coffee. You can bring your own from home and are not...  more »
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  • Cute little park in town near tons of shops and had a generally happy vibe.
  • There are few benches and tables, great to grab a coffee and enjoy the nature

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