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Stanley park, Westfield

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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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  • Beautiful well kept park with two playgrounds for the kids, plenty of game fields. If you enjoy feeding the ducks head down to the duck ponds. The kids enjoy frogs and turtles head over to the frog po...  more »
  • I love this park. I’ve been going here for years and still exploring more. Very large well kept and very popular in the area but still a great escape from the rest of Westfield.  more »
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  • lots of people on the first warm day of spring! Once you get off the more popular trails, you see less folks. Nice nature walk, definitely not difficult at all.
  • Perfect place to decompress after a stressful day of college or work. Pristine grounds with ponds, wildlife, and trails. Make it a picnic with family and friends or simply go for a relaxing walk, either way- this is a great place to come.

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