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Forest Park

Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA
+1 413-787-6434
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  • Average7%
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“bright nights” (54 reviews)
“tennis courts” (12 reviews)
“bright lights” (10 reviews)
Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA
+1 413-787-6434
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Reviewed yesterday

Wahoo! Forest Park is a must see in Springfield! I stumbled through it during a morning walk around my hotel and I can't believe how nice it was. Don't go in with a car, have a nice hike all around it and you'll love it.

Thank Sona H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Sunday mornings my husband and I go to Forest Park to listen to the birds. I take my camera, and he takes his binoculars. There are red-winged blackbirds, bluebirds, mourning doves, sparrows. The Aquatic Gardens is the most peaceful place in all of Springfield....More

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth the admission price. Both young and old will love it. All the strings have been pulled out for this display. Dr. Seuss, and other story book characters as well as traditional Christmas.

Thank momwinslow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We entered this park looking for the zoo, couldn't find the zoo but there are other things to see and do with kids. We had to pay $5 to drive through, didn't receive a map and basically drove in circles for a half hour till...More

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what else can be said- touring the park by car to see it all lit uyp for celebrating Christ-mas is just awesome.

Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Forest Park for over 30 years! It's beautiful, with gorgeous flowers, ponds, a zoo, huge fields to play on, and lots of sites for grilling. Good place for family picnics and parties. Nice photo opportunities throughout the park. Great place...More

1  Thank elena111633
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Great park to visit and have a great day of fun. Great baseball parks and a great basketball court!!!

Thank MikePaul26
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A place to relax view the animals, it's a great family place to stop by and see. And at Christmas time a just is bright lights.

Thank James M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Brought the grandkids to Forest Park , they had a great time there lots of Open Fields to play in. Had a nice Zoo for the young kids to visit , they also had an ice cream stand where you can get sandwiches and hot...More

Thank Leroy T
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great .. once you got in. You drive through the gates and pay & they give you a radio station to tune in to for Christmas music. Drive slow ... take some pics .. enjoy. But .... beware ... It was a long ... very...More

Thank mersee
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Can you stop along the drive and take pictures?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Redhatchris | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and there are many parking areas where you can park and get out and walk.
Just moved to Windsor ct from Buffalo NY and have family visiting for Thanksgiving. Would this be a good place with a 2 and 4 year old and if so, what is going on during this time? Thank you so much.
22 November 2016|
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Response from Timothy R | Reviewed this property |
The forest park is closed for the season. I recommend a great daily event starting tomorrow after dark- Bright Nights. It is a drive through the park after dark to see great light decorations. It is a good wintr attraction... More
susan c
I would like to meet relatives coming up from Ct, I am coming from the north. Which would be a good entrance or parking to meet at, I realize there is a parking fee
5 August 2016|
Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Though I no longer live in the area and am not at all the best source, I would suggest the entrance at Longhill St. that fronts on Interstate 91 in Longmeadow. This is certainly convenient for the Ct. folks. The main... More