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“Good park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harris Whalen Park

Harris Whalen Park
2126 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY 14526
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Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Penfield
Philadelphia
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“Good park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good park with restrooms, playground equipment, fields, and indoor rental space. It is right across from an elementary school. The 4th of July fireworks were excellent. We missed the early activities but plan on going earlier next year.

Visited August 2014
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Minooka, Illinois
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“July 4th firework show!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The firework show for the 2014 year was beautiful! Highly impressed, and will be back to see again! Great work for the town, lots of big booms and shiny sparkley fireworks! Although there is a lot of drunk high schoolers in one area, you can sit away from it. But it is highly populated on Independence Day and would recommend getting a table at Don's Original on the patio and watching the fireworks from there!

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“GREAT place for winter sledding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This park is pretty nice in summer, and serves as the location of the Penfield fireworks display every July 4th. But I REALLY recommend that you visit this park in the snowy parts of winter, because it offers the best sledding of anyplace in town. Drive straight to the back of the park and up the large hill, where you can find parking for a lot of cars. The top of the hill is right across the other side of the lot, where you will find a long downhill run that will take you a couple hundred yards east, towards Route 250. This is a gorgeous hill for sledding, and is even more attractive because there are no trees or obstacles to get in your way. Also, you can move towards the sides of the hill (either direction) if you have toddlers who want a "baby hill" to slide down. The sides aren't as steep or as populated as the middle of the slope. You've got to try this place!

Visited December 2013
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