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Buttonwood Park


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Buttonwood Park
Buttonwood Park - Diamond-1: Rockdale Ave. & Hawthorn St.
Buttonwood Park - Diamond-2 & Football Field
Buttonwood Park - Diamond-3: Lt. W.E.F. Memorial Pkwy & Buttonwood St.
Buttonwood Park - Park Area 1
Buttonwood Park - Park Area 2
Buttonwood Park - Park Area 3
Buttonwood Park - Park Area 4
Buttonwood Park - Basketball Court 1
Buttonwood Park - Basketball Court 2
Buttonwood Park - Basketball Court 3
Buttonwood Park - Tennis Court 1
Buttonwood Park - Tennis Court 2
Buttonwood Park - Tennis Court 3
Buttonwood Park - Tennis Court 4
Buttonwood Park - Tennis Court 5
Buttonwood Park - Tennis Court 6
Buttonwood Park - Swan Boats at the Pond

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Facility Information

Rockdale Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 961-3015

Buttonwood Park Information

This 97 acre multi-use park was initially planned in the 1890’s by Charles Eliot of the famous landscape architectural firm of Olmstead, Olmstead and Eliot. Comprised of both active and passive recreation areas; with forest, fields and a large pond, it is also home to one of the finest small zoos in the country. Retaining its historic landscapes, the park is a National Historic Register District, and has evolved to meet the needs of the community; with ball fields, tennis courts, a universal accessible playground, a Community Center, library, and walking paths. The brand new basketball courts are a major attraction.

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