Hagerstown, in Washington County, Maryland, has a number of city parks; however, Hagerstown's City Park is believed to be one of the nation's best. Nestled in the city's south end, at 501 Virginia Avenue, City Park is the largest in Hagerstown and it's surrounding areas.
Stories and articles about Hagerstown's City Park have been written throughout the United States. Many have called these grounds as one of "the most beautiful natural city parks in the country". The park is 50+ acres and is full of trees, lakes, fields, pavilions, picnic areas, playgrounds, and wildlife.
The park also includes walking trails, the Mansion House Art Gallery--where art work from area artisans is displayed--the Jonathan Hager House, the city's founder's home, and a band shell that offers free concerts during the summer months.
The park is also home to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, which is nearly 70 years old and hosts exhibitions, musical concerts, workshops and more.
Various organization events, concerts, and city programs occur at the park where admission is free. The park also has softball fields, grills, a concession stand, restrooms, and plenty of space to have a good time--all day long.
Hagerstown City Park isn't the only park worth visiting in Hagerstown. Here are a few others:
Hager Park- located at the corners of Memorial Boulevard and Frederick Street, has a large playground, pavilion, softball field, restrooms, and open grass areas.
Pangborn Park- located at Pangborn Boulevard off route 40, has tennis courts, garden, open grass areas, softball fields, lake for trout fishing, restrooms, and lawn bowling.
Wheaton Park- located on Sumans Avenue between North and Charles streets, has tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, band shell, restrooms, and a pavilion.
Hellane Park- located next to the city's reservoir in the West End, has restrooms, basketball courts, pavilion, and playground equipment.
Reed Playground- located on Wood Street off Jefferson Street.
Staley Park- located at 728 Frederick Street, behind Claude M. Potterfield Pool, has a small stream and bridge, playground equipment, picnic areas, and gazebo.