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Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

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Changes coming in 2017

In 2017 there will be some changes to the park. Up front in the circle where the tall grasses... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2017
Thomasd R
A little piece of wilderness in the heart of downtown

A great place to launch your canoe for the 5-mile leisurely trip to Orange or walk the level mowed... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2016
Athol, Massachusetts
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3 Jan 2017
“Changes coming in 2017”
11 Apr 2016
“A little piece of wilderness in the heart of downtown”
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

In 2017 there will be some changes to the park. Up front in the circle where the tall grasses were, the area has been mulched with wood chips and a natural play area is being developed with a few boulders, logs and other natural things...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Thomasd R
Reviewed April 11, 2016

A great place to launch your canoe for the 5-mile leisurely trip to Orange or walk the level mowed paths in search of birds, butterflies and wildflowers. This great park maintained by volunteers is a wonderful connection to Millers River and the confluence with the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank DHSmall
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This park has personal meaning to me. I was a friend of Alan Rich and the park represents the beauty, peace, and love Alan had for those in need and those with handicaps. This park offers a relaxing environment for those who visit it.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place to come enjoy nature. It has benches and trails to walk. Easy entry for boaters as well. If you are into geocaching there is a few in the area that are very nice.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank delbizz
Reviewed October 12, 2014

As I walked along the nicely mowed trails through the grassy areas with my parents, who are in their mid- seventies, I felt this was a magical place I could still enjoy nature and my parents all in one. Thank you sooooo much!!!!!

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed July 30, 2014

My daughter Andrea and I call this Park Heaven. We love the short trails, the beauty, the birds and forestry/landscape. I walk it 4-5 days a week. It is my Zen time, peaceful, well groomed. Athol has quite a few hidden treasures, this is among...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Monica V
Reviewed December 23, 2013

not your usual park. Only about 3 or 4 acres in the heart of Athol that looks at first like a wasteland until you realize that it's an environmental park with naturally occurring flora and is really well maintainrd by volunteers.. a few picnic tables...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Wayne M
Reviewed November 26, 2013

This park is at the junction of the Millers and Tully Rivers. There are trails through meadows and wetlands. The people that created this park have chosen to leave the landscape as found, instead of bulldozing it, and creating some Olmsted vision of what a...More

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank Jack C
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Small park but it is on the rivers edge and easy access to kayaking and canoing. Near the downtown area so a nice stroll to a local store or for something to eat is easy.

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed April 20, 2013

The Alan E. Rich Environmental Park provides an unusual natural area right near the downtown of Athol, Mass., which has about 11,000 people. I like the way this park offers an easy grassy trail through meadows with varied plants and turtles and birds, a fairly...More

Date of experience: April 2013
4  Thank gardener903
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Dogs allowed on leash, pick up excrement