Forest Park

309 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108- Map It
Phone: (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, an indoor ice rink, a rose garden and The Zoo in Forest Park. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Park $5 (per private out-of-state vehicle); $3 (per private in-state vehicle). Zoo $9; $7 (ages 62+); $6 (ages 1-12). Ice rink $5; $3 (ages 0-15). Skate rental $4.25.
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk. Zoo open Thurs.-Sat. 10-3, Sun. 10-4 (weather permitting). Last admission 1 hour before closing. Public ice-skating Fri.-Sat. 7-8:50 p.m., Sun. 2-3:50 (weather permitting). Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.