Forest Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $3.00
Services: Dog Walking
Description
Forest Park finds its home within Massachusetts most prominent area known for its lush Victorian gardens. This beautiful Springfield, Massachusetts park sits on 795 acres of property and vacillates between being what visitors describe as an "urban oasis" and a nature preserve. Though it does not specify if dogs are welcome on the grounds, visitors do report that they frequent the property with their favorite canine members in tow. 

Since access to the grounds is fee-based, it is likely that dogs are permitted on the premises, but as with most public areas, they are required to remain leashed. There is not a designated dog play zone at this park, and it is unknown if drinking water is provided for canine use. However, bathrooms are available on the premises, and here, owners can obtain a cool drink for Fido when needed. 

Owners should bring poop bags with them from home as the onus for all canine waste removal lies with them. Forest Park is a private park. Though there is no associated cost to use the facility, a parking fee is required. The cost is $3 for Massachusetts vehicles and $5 for vehicles from out of state. 

A yearly pass can be purchased at a cost of $13.00 for Springfield residents. For those residing outside Springfield, the cost is $23, and all out of state residents must pay $28 to obtain their pass. The grounds of Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusettes are full of interesting activities for families to enjoy. 

Among the most notable attractions are the ice arena, the petting zoo, and the Barney Carriage House which is home to elegant dining areas suitable for banquets, weddings, or other special occasions. Forest Park offers the following outdoor opportunities to its visitors: swimming, golfing, hiking, ice skating, tennis, picnicking, basketball, and baseball. 

There is also a children's playground and duck ponds situated on the property. All canine visitors to Forest Park are required to comply with Massachusetts law. This means that vaccinations are required as is a city dog license. Looking for an idyllic spot to explore? Why not stop by Forest Park?

Address
299 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108
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Address
299 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset