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Washington Park

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Exceptional CHRISTMAS Lights Show

The best Christmas lighting I've ever seen. Lots of creative,fun displays that make you smile... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
During the Tulip Festival in May

A smallish park, but beautiful with the flowering tulip display. An old amphitheater, a pleasant... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany, NY 12210
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Christmas lighting I've ever seen. Lots of creative,fun displays that make you smile, laugh and gasp. A real treat. My only regret was we didn't do the tour with kids. They would definitely find it all so magical.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 88AVANTI
Reviewed October 18, 2018

A smallish park, but beautiful with the flowering tulip display. An old amphitheater, a pleasant walk and pretty lake. Good play areas and a peaceful spot- when the festival is not on.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 740Elly48
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest times is spring during the Tulip Festival when Albany celebrates our Dutch heritage. There are all kinds of tulips in bloom and the park is at its most photogenic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Travel2g
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

A delightful park in the middle of the city yet inviting to all who enters to relax and walk,run or cycle as fast as you can. It’s a safe location and scenic as well. I’m so thankful to live nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jerrybacchus
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The park has a very nice area with a beautiful fountain and lovely flowers. Easy parking along the streets in the park.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 117raymondk
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

It's a city park. Bunch of the monuments, some trees, number of benches, couple of lawns. And roads crossing it everywhere. Too many cars, too much traffic to enjoy the park

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank igost
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I love this park. The lake is beautiful, especially in the warmer seasons. You can drive through the park from one side to the other, and up and down. Plenty of walking trails, too. Trees and flowers srround you all the way. Great place to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The annual Tulip Festival held every year in the first weekend of May is the time to go to this Frederick Law Olmstead designed Park. There is plenty of activity for the Family and entertainment for Adults. And the Tulips are Beautiful and varied. Its...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A. Joshua E
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a peaceful, beautiful, place for a jig, walk, or picnic. My girls, dog, and I had a great time walking through the park. Beautiful flowers, fountains, and pond. The ampatheater would make a great family night out!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kate R
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Washington park boasts fishing, tulips, trails, a dog park, playground, and all kinds of quite spots that allow for relaxation and quiet. One of the most beautiful serene parks I have had the pleasure of visiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynette F
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April 17, 2018|
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Response from tikkitikkitembo | Reviewed this property |
Not yet. Mother's day weekend is the always the best bet for full bloom. Cold here in upstate yet!
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Thatguypaulie | Reviewed this property |
The tulip bulbs were dug up and sold (an annual event) last weekend. So the park is ready for summer planting and you missed the vent. Sorry. It's still a very nice park if the weather is good.
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Margaret F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can smoke in Washington park. the scenery is beautiful the park is huge with plenty of trash cans for refuse. Enjoy