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Washington Park

Address: Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany, NY 12210
Phone Number: 518-434-2032
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Queensland, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I walked through this park with my sister in law on a recent visit to Albany. I had not been here for many years even though I was born in the Albany area, as I now live overseas. We took a nostalgic walk, visiting the peaceful gardens, ponds and bath house. The statue of Moses was particularly... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went for a run through and around park. Has a great waterway with adjacent walking/riding (not driving) road. Picture perfect walkways. Not too big so can see the whole park in a 45 minute walk. It's easy to miss, so make the effort to check it out. If you have more time, a few blocks east is downtown.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

When in season they do a fantastic job. It is like candy for your eyes. Good musicals during the summer nights. A so-so playground. The holiday lights are tacky but a great local park for those in the area......don't miss the fountain and flowers. Oh, dogs have a great time here as well.....don't forget to pick up after them...thanks.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The tulips are just so beautiful and varied when the weather is just right. You can walk around at your leisure and you find many people with their cameras preserving the memories.

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Delmar, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This park is a gem. A Fredrick Law Olmstead designed park, it gives the feel o Central Park on a smaller scale. Lovely to walk through. Especially beautiful at tulip time in May.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

The black old man who is mostly balded hardly opens the main door through which public can enter the building. I notice when there is other guy working, he keeps opened the main door so that public can easily enter the building and use the restroom. I feel really inconvenient to ask him all the time if I can pass... More

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I lived right across from the park and took full advantage of this great park. It is great for jogging, walking, or just strolling and having a casual picnic. Always tons of events throughout the year, from the various Runs, Festivals, Concerts, Plays, to the Christmas Lights in December. People come from all over the area to enjoy all Albany's... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Only stopped of in Albany for one night stay. Park was right outside our accommodation (Morgan State House). I was suffering with jet lag, and an hour in the park, with the squirrels and birds was a wonderful 5am experience. Must be equally nice during the day.

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Voorheesville, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love all the events that the park puts on. Always look forward to Tulip Festival, Christmas lights in the Park, and the Summer Plays. Lake house is very historical and attractive. Wouldn't want to walk there at night. Hard to find parking during events.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely park to walk around on a beautiful day. Flowers, the pond, the architecture are all worth the visit. Nice play area for children, great for biking and the events are always fun.

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