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“an ok place” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park

Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Northampton
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Owner description: Lovely park that offers a children's zoo, miniature railroad and an outdoor amphitheater.
North Haven, ct
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152 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“an ok place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stopped here after looking at their website and seeing how much there is to do. There is a small parking fee (i think $5)....mostly everything inside also has a fee, but nothing is expensive. The mini golf course needs some SERIOUS remodeling. It looks like it's about 25 years old and never had any upkeep. Weeds growing, very dull. Inside the park was nice, but i thought it had a 'dirty feel' to it. I think thats the fault of the patrons, NOT the park itself. People were having graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. I'm not sure if that is technically allowed there, but people were doing it. Those same people leave behind their trash, dirty diapers, etc. A shame. The place has potential, but they either need to hire more staff to clean up peoples mess, OR not allow parties like that to take place in a public park.

Visited July 2013
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Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“nice park for a half day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

And it is economic. Parking is $5 on a week day. For $15, you get a wrist band for the kid for unlimited rides, including chocho train rides, bumper boats, peddle boats, a petting zoo, and a mini-golf. And they are pretty lax for companying adults not having to pay for the rides - most rides would need a young child having a companing adult.

Visited August 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut
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107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice, clean park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Haven't been to park in many years until recently when we went for a group outing with family. Park is very clean and well run. $7.00 a car to enter and if you want to use cooking site/areas it cost additional.
Enough to do to keep everyone happy for a few hours and we felt very safe letting the kids wander on their own.

Visited August 2013
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well maintained park with things to do.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We biked here from NoHo planning on doing the mini-golf. The course was fine but super basic - no moving parts, no pars and rather a lot of sun (hot day!). If you want to picnic at an actual table you have to pay. There is also a train and paddle boats and bumper boats (none of which we did). Bikes get in free, cars pay a small fee. It is a private park so they do need to make money for upkeep.

Visited August 2013
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Northampton
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231 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Always Walk the Dogs There”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live in the area and I walk the pugs there every day. It is a large park with something to do for everyone---older adults, families, runners, etc. It is the best venue for weddings and other special events. I am a Justice of the Peace and have officiated at many weddings on the site. There are various options for sites and reception.

Visited July 2013
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