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Lovely park

Lovely park full of nice lawns located centrally. Every year Hocus Pocus is screened on the common... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Galway, Ireland
Clean Park

Just a regular park really in the middle of the city. Clean and not a lot of people when I went. I... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Franklin, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Lovely park full of nice lawns located centrally. Every year Hocus Pocus is screened on the common, the school from the film is located on the south east side.

Thank 474Lee24
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We thought it would be much bigger, based on the map we had, and that there'd be more to it (memorial, signage, activity, etc.). It's basically just a small park. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing notable either.

Thank LoriH1296
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Just a regular park really in the middle of the city. Clean and not a lot of people when I went. I walked my dog and we we there for a about 30 minutes before leaving

Thank erianne87
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Quintessential New England common, surrounded by charming, old buildings and the historic Hawthorne Hotel. Beautiful space to sit on a nice fall day, and contemplate events that have taken place here for over 300 years.

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a beautiful park. There is playground equipment for kids, open ground for playing Frisbee/ football/ect. A word of advice, the park appears to be an overnight gathering spot for the homeless. I stayed next door to the park for 3 days. Early each...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

this park is located across the street from hawthorne hotel, tis a large common area where bands and parties are held, is also great just to walk thru or lay under the trees

Thank Bridget B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This place is beautiful, well kept and a joy to be in either rain or shine. Visit in October to enjoy the Halloween spirit. Such a large green in the middle of a town - truly wonderful!

Thank segalarnold
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Spent an hour or so relaxing here while the kids played in the playground. Lots of nice cool trees to sit under and talk with friends. I understand there are occasional happenings on the common but we were not there for any of that.

Thank Randi E
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We walked through the park on a couple of occasions, and although quite lush and green, not really much to see. Didn't see any benches - but several people were just sitting on the grass in the sun. Best thing was the free parking around...More

Thank sharrongeg
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Large green open space across from the Salem Witch Museum. There are a few gravel walkways, trees for shade and some benches along the paths. Picnic tables are located near the small children’s playground area. This is a good place to stop, people watch and...More

Thank PhiladelphiaMary
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