Energy Park

Energy Park, Greenfield: Address, Phone Number, Energy Park Reviews: 3/5

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This is a wonderful park and outdoor concert venue. There are several music series here throughout the summertime. I have included a link and URL for your perusal.
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,800 contributions
Historic Railroad Space, Lovely Flowers, Picnicing
Sep 2019 • Couples
Judging from past reviews, the Energy Park, which could have just as easily been called "Historic Railroad Park", has experienced a rollercoaster past as a public space in the minds of past reviewers: first excellent, then poor, and back to excellent.

As a person who loves both trains and nature, today's experience at this attraction was mind blowing. First, coming from New Hampshire, we were unaware of its history or even of its existence. We literally stumbled over this railroad, nature park, as we sought a picnicking spot to consume carryout because our Golden Retrievers could not enter any restaurant and the restaurant that we selected, the Thai Blue Ginger had no outside seating.

First the space is lovingly maintained and has both native and non-native flowers. The space is peaceful and has a shady picnic table suitable for four people and several memorial benches.

Second, the rail history is amazing. The park has an historic station labeled, "Greenfield" where two rail lines meet. The North - South Line is owned by the MBTA. As of August 30, Amtrak has supplemented the two trains of the Vermonter with 4 trains of the "Valley Flyer", the 1st time in 52 years, half a century, that Greenfield has had more than 2 trains.

These six trains will produce a huge influx of travelers from VT, NH (including myself), and even Canada to Greenfield. For those who plan to tour locally, I believe that this railroad nature park could become the 2nd most popular attraction here, after the "Poet's Seat Tower" and a lot closer to the Downtown.

In the East-West direction is the historic passenger rail line between North Adam's Boston. A Feasibility Study of re-starting this defunct service will be starting this year.

I noticed three other railroad-themed features that many may overlook. The round feature in the park near the Historic Station is certainly the remnants of the original roundhouse. From the park, one can see the recently expanded modern Station where Amtrak stops. At the appex of the park is an historic stairs leading to a street and underpass most certainly leading to the modern station and Amtrak trains.

In summary, this park is a gem that will help to attract new visitors to the City.
Written September 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rescue013
Shelburne Falls, MA36 contributions
Nice little park where locals go to hear good music
Aug 2018 • Couples
Thursday evenings are one of Greenfield’s hidden Ken. Energy park has brought families and music together for memories that will last a lifetime. Best of all it’s free. Bring your blanket or chair and snack or dinner and sit back and Enjoy!
Written September 25, 2018
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Christopher Worth
5 contributions
great family park.
Oct 2017 • Friends
i use to bring my kids here when they were little. It's got lots of stuff to climb on and lots of room to run around. Sometimes they hsve concerts.
Written August 27, 2018
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Meguey B
Amherst, MA7 contributions
Good use of an historic place
Jul 2017 • Family
A lovely spot for a picnic, plus neat bits of local history about the various views and vistas. Don't miss the garden featuring local plants.
Written August 6, 2017
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rachelhodges2015
Keene, NH26 contributions
Gone to Seed
May 2016 • Family
This was once a beautiful, well-maintained park. My son loved to play in the wooden train. Unfortunately, in recent years it has fallen into disrepair. When I last visited, bees had taken up residence in the wooden train. I did not feel comfortable lingering with my son, because I witnessed a drug sale and there were half a dozen street people swearing loudly. That being said, the gardens are fairly well maintained, and it is a good place to listen to live music.
Written April 11, 2017
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woodsnick18
Greenfield, MA42 contributions
Unsafe area
Sep 2016
The concept of this park is certainly unique and would be great if this park hasn't been taken over by drugs and junkies.

Until there is a new plan on how to clean the park up and make it safe again. I strongly recommend staying clear.
Written February 14, 2017
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James F
7 contributions
got junkies?
Oct 2016 • Family
the park isn't a playground not much for the kiddies. large group of dope fiends hang out by the park. they like to harass people for money as they walk by. its by the railroad tracks. last week as my 21 year old daughter walked past a homeless man jumped in front of her an screamed "do I scare you cause i'm homeless". then he went into the park.
Written October 20, 2016
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Faith R
Greenfield, MA5 contributions
Wonderful park!
Jul 2016
The Energy Park is a wonderful addition to Greenfield's downtown. A great place for children to visit! The music in the park nights are fabulous and well received.
Written September 14, 2016
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Sadek A
3 contributions
Energy Park
Jul 2016 • Family
Simple park. Not much activity or things to see.

15 minutes is enough for the visit. Still nice to pass by when in Greenfield with your kids.
Written July 6, 2016
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turtleprz
Conway, MA195 contributions
Cute park, very small, has potential
May 2016 • Solo
This is a cute park, very well done, but small. It looks like they have music there in the summer which would be fun. The artistic stairs at the back are beautiful, and I can see it as a great place for kids to play.
Written May 30, 2016
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