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Prescott Park

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Address: 105 Marcy Street, next to Portsmouth Harbor, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-431-8748
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Pretty park with nice water views

A nice spot to stroll and watch the water. This was a blustery day, but a nice break from our drive. Would be nice for a picnic on a warmer day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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454 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice spot to stroll and watch the water. This was a blustery day, but a nice break from our drive. Would be nice for a picnic on a warmer day.

Thank traveller2332
Dover, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the banks of Portsmouth harbor, across from the Navy Yard, lies a wonderfully planted urban park. There are shows and music all summer long (for a fee - but you can listen on the outskirts). A great place for a summer wedding. Lots of shade, benches, etc. Down the street from Market Square, so might as well do both.... More 

Thank David K
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prescott Park is amazing in Summer with the Arts Festival & Concerts. The flower Gardens are exceptional. It is well maintained. Views of the Piscataqua River and the Fish pier are outstanding.

Thank Mrwed2015
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent time resting on a bench in the park after lots of walking downtown. There was renovation going on and the workman were friendly and helpful. Very nice bathrooms. Right on the water with lots of great views.

Thank 68meggie
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often walked through Prescott Park in summers past but not so much in the fall and when I walked through it the other night I saw that it was just as beautiful- just a different kind of beauty.

Thank Kevin E
Shapleigh, Maine
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301 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small park but placed next to the water and a period village and there are great views in the area. Sit down relax and just enjoy.

Thank MEShapleigh
Indianapolis, Indiana
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172 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Whoever cares for this park does a great job - amazing plants and a very quiet and pleasant setting - nice place to visit before walking to a local restaurant or pub.

Thank NewillDB
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Or you can just stroll through the flower gardens taking in the wonderful location. Just steps from Strawberry Bank.

Thank Eric W
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I cannot say what it is like during other parts of the year but when we were here in late August, the gardens was just beautiful, teeming with a kaleidoscope of colors that looked like it deserved to be in a painting. Even with others around, you never ever feel crowded and there are benches around so you can stop... More 

Thank LuckyLotus
Farmington, Maine
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Traveling through Portsmouth is always accompanied by a stop in to see Prescott Park. Very well kept with a quiet and respectful crowd. Excellent place to collect your thoughts or just escape and think about nothing.

Thank TomyJ114

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