Date Of Visit: December 28, 2016
Location: 400 Western Ave, Westfield, MA (about 2 hours west of Boston, MA and about 20 minutes west of Springfield, MA)
Hours: Presently open everyday 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (hours change depending upon the season)
Parking: There are a few different parking areas. The main parking lot on Western Ave has room for about 200 cars.
Handicapped Accessible: The playground area, fields and picnic areas are but the trails and many of the walkways are not.
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: hiking trails, birds, wildlife, pond, flower garden, statues
Often considered the jewel of Westfield, Massachusetts, Stanley Parkis one of the prettiest parks in Western Massachusetts and it looks even more picturesque after a snowfall.
Due to the recent cold spell and snow, the pond and much of the vegetation at Stanley Park had been iced over so they were eager to get some food. As a disclaimer, most parks do not encourage you to feed birds. But, if you do, there are certain foods you should never feed to ducks. Bread is the biggest no-no on most list. These are some better foods to feed to birds.
At any rate, visitors like to feed the birds at Stanley Park and that gave me an usually good chance to photograph some beautiful ducks.
There were so many birds congregating at the pond waiting for a nibble of food.
Luckily, one of the visitors at the park, Jim, brought some food for the hungry birds.
Jim’s dog took the birds in stride.
I have photographed Stanley Park before and, since it is very close to my mom’s house, I always try to make a visit out there as often as I can.So, you may sees posts about this park from time to time.
Stanley Park, or Stanley as it is more commonly known as, is a popular spot for dogs like Sansa is a 5 month old Siberian Husky.
Below is a video of feeding time at Stanley Park:
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