The grounds for Norris Square were donated by the remaining family members of Mr. Isaac Norris, and this beloved green space appropriately bears his name. The intent was for the property to remain "a public green and walk forever," and park officials have made every effort to ensure the park remains true to its original purpose. In its first inception, Norris Square was one of five parks which followed the same design premise of Mr. William Penn and Mr. Thomas Holmes; lush green lawns in geometric shapes which were lined by walkways, ensuring the pawblic had wooftastic views of this barking beautiful place. In later years, the square was refreshed into eight walking paths which emanate out from a central garden, and it remains true to this layout today.
Doggoes are more than welcome to join you on your walk through the lush grounds of this pawsitively awesome walkers' paradise. Though walking is the primary attraction at Norris Square, you may also enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds or some play time with your pooch should the mood strike you both. Be sure to bring your own water and clean up bags, and pick up after your pooch.
Could Fido benefit from a woofderfully long walk? Why not bring him for a stroll at Norris Square? You'll be doggone glad you did!