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Washington Park

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Address: Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany, NY 12210
Phone Number: 518-434-2032
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Great park for both adults and children

You can't miss this park! In the Spring, hundreds and hundreds of blossoming tulips grace many gardens. In the summer, this park is home to the Park Playhouse, venue of live... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
New York
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New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't miss this park! In the Spring, hundreds and hundreds of blossoming tulips grace many gardens. In the summer, this park is home to the Park Playhouse, venue of live performances each weekday by local (and very good) talent, many of which are budding young teen actors. You can purchase tickets to sit in chairs here, or sit up... More 

Thank GlenWoodman
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool park. Attractive flower gardens and plantings. Nice pond/lake. No issues with the people and it was pretty clean. Just a 10-15 min walk from the Capitol area. Worth a stop if you need a respit.

Thank John M
Cohoes, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great place year round. Mother's Day weekend is always Tulip Fest and you can expect tons of great food and entertainment (and beautiful flowers!). During the winter they put on Lights in the Park. To drive around and see all of the lights you pay per car load. We go every year and our kids absolutely love it!

Thank ableau22
Queens, New York
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183 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there last week in the afternoon and had a very pleasant walk. There are benches to sit back and relax and listen to the music nearby. It is a weekend happening.

Thank Mike4TraveI
Albany, New York
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip Advisor keeps sending me these prods to do me reviews. My practice is to review places which I find important to other potential users where I can make a contribution to their well being. Being prodded is annoying. So I am breaking my pattern by adding this review of a place which THEY, TA, suggested, Washington Park in Albany... More 

Thank PeterinAlbany
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has it all. I love it. Come in high summer and see a free show by the park place players. Bring your dog so I can enjoy dog theater at the dog park.

Thank erhmason
Wynantskill, New York
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131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice, clean park. Some skateboarders. Quiet though. Nice scenery, flowers, and water. Interesting statues. Surrounding areas seem friendly enough. Would come again on a sunny day.

Thank SqueakFro
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing walking through the park on saturday the weather was good not overly warm such a great place

Thank Kathleen R
Albany, New York, United States
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Washington Park has much to offer! There are many areas to just sit back and relax on a blanket, go for a walk or feed the ducks. Their summertime Park Playhouse has wonderful, top quality performances. I venture here quite often. I attend their many festivals, fundraisers and Holiday Lights of course!

Thank Tammy M
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many wonderful festivals, theater, beautiful flowers, great bike and walking trails, a calm and quiet spot in the middle of Albany.

Thank Deborah H

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