Forest Park

309 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108- Map It
(413) 787-6461

AAA Editor Notes

Forest Park, with a main entrance at Sumner Ave. and Main Greeting Rd., is nearly the same size as New York's Central Park. The 735-acre municipal park offers baseball fields, tennis courts, lawn bowling, a playground, band concerts, a miniature train ride, an indoor ice rink, a rose garden and The Zoo in Forest Park. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Park $5 (per private out-of-state vehicle); $3 (per private in-state vehicle). Zoo $9; $7 (ages 62+); $6 (ages 5-12); $3.75 (ages 1-4). Ice rink $5. Train ride $3.25.
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk. Zoo open Mon.-Fri. 9-3, Sat.-Sun. 9-5 (weather permitting). Last admission 1 hour before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.