Ruggles Park

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Ruggles Park
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Ruggles Park is located in Massachusetts
Ruggles Park
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°42′14″N 71°8′46″W / 41.70389°N 71.14611°W / 41.70389; -71.14611Coordinates: 41°42′14″N 71°8′46″W / 41.70389°N 71.14611°W / 41.70389; -71.14611
Area 9 acres
Built 1868
Architect Olmsted Brothers
Governing body Local
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000711

[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

Ruggles Park is a park in Fall River, Massachusetts. It covers about 9 acres within a densely populated working class neighborhood bounded by Seabury, Robeson, Pine, and Locust Streets, just north of the Granite Mills.

The land for park was originally part of the Rodman Farm. In 1868, the city purchased 15 acres (6.1 ha) that included a fine natural plantation known as Ruggles Grove. It was redesigned in 1903 by the Olmsted Brothers.[2]

It is one of three Olmsted parks in the city, along with Kennedy Park (originally known as South Park) and North Park (part of the Highlands Historic District).

Ruggles Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ MHC Inventory Form