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Walnut Hill Park

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Address: 184 W Main St, New Britain, CT 06052-1317
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this park is a treasure

great band shell in the park and directly next door to the new britain museum of american art. good for all ages...couples , families with young children and teens. the museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Farmington, Connecticut

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great band shell in the park and directly next door to the new britain museum of american art. good for all ages...couples , families with young children and teens. the museum has many exhibits through the year for all ages.

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Westbrook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walnut Hill park is a beautiful place anytime of the year. The landscaping was done by architect Fredrick Olmstead who also landscaped Central Park NYC. The park once had a public swimming pool with a fountain at the center that doubled as a skating rink in the winter months. Today this area is a beautiful garden. The West side of... More 

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Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

i love this park. one side has about 1/2 mile loop for runner, rollerblade, dog walkers, jogger, baby stroller etc. and in the middle of the loop is space with playground, exercise tools, baseball, soccer, and tennis court. They have a breast cancer run there yearly for mother's day. the other side has some more historical information and rose garden.

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Thank Melissa R
New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

i grew up here so i have many good memories of walking around here sledding ,and later walking with my dog mandy.it is a well thought out park done by a famous architect.and it cxomes with a monument to ww1 soldiers,and in season rose garden.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

While this park is located near the center of New Britain it is an oasis. Quiet spacious and well groomed. When standing in the Rose Garden the views are stunning as the park is located high on a hill.

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CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Living so close to walnut hill park is one of the reasons I live in New Britain. It's a beautiful spot in all seasons. Great for a walk, run, or just sitting on the benches watching people go by. A great place to take your dog as well and you can feel the sense of community when you are there.... More 

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Prospect, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Lovely park stretching several blocks in New Britain and backing up to the New Britain Museum of American Art. Run, walk, stroll, or ride a bike around. Enjoy the grass or the trees and flowers. Take the kids to the playground and just let them run around. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lunchtime nature break.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful rose garden and park in my hometown. Over 800 rose bushes (75 varieties). Offers a nice walk around the park as well.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

A hill top gem. Rose garden, unique vegetation, beautiful views of the sunset from marble benches, historic WW I monument and others, a mile long walking pathway and hill top views stretching miles, this is a park! In the evening enjoy a concert at the large band shell. (Best time for roses is June and August.)

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Thank Andrzej2012
New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Have lunch here several times a year with my elderly mom. Walk around the center of the monument area and lunch in the shaded sitting areas. The roses are awesome and beautiful to see!

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