Hagerstown City Park was designed after Central Park in New York City and is sometimes referred to as America's second most beautiful city park. As it happens I have been to both and I agree. When you visit city park for the first time you are left wondering how some place as nice is not more widely known. It is acres and acres of trees, canals, minor water falls, a lake and small ponds, fountains and trails, lined with hardened walk ways and brick walls and iron railings. There are ducks and geese and an occasional eagle, and the ponds are filled with gigantic Koy.
I spotted this young couple sitting and laughing and enjoying each others company while looking over this small pond in the park.
Weeping willow trees line the canals and lake at City Park.
If you cannot make it to New York City to visit Central Park, Hagerstown City Park is not a poor substitute. It is worthy of an entire day spent playing frisbee, flying a kite, walking the perimeter of the lake or just sitting under the shade of a tree and reading a book. It has become my favorite park. If you are ever in the area, or just passing by, do yourself a favor and visit this park. You won't regret it. .
A food pavilion where you can grab a snack or coffee or a cold drink on weekend afternoons.