Holyoke Heritage State Park

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Holyoke Heritage State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Holyoke Heritage State Park, Holyoke MA.jpg
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampden
City Holyoke
Elevation 115 ft (35 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°12′18″N 72°36′26″W / 42.20500°N 72.60722°W / 42.20500; -72.60722Coordinates: 42°12′18″N 72°36′26″W / 42.20500°N 72.60722°W / 42.20500; -72.60722 [1]
Area 7 acres (3 ha) [2]
Opened 1986
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
 - Visitor Center 221 Appleton Street
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Holyoke Heritage State Park

Holyoke Heritage State Park is history-oriented state park located in the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts.[3] The park opened in 1986[4] on the site of the William Skinner Silk Mill which was lost to fire in 1980.[5] The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Activities and amenities[edit]

A visitors center has exhibits about paper manufacturing and Holyoke's industrial and cultural past. The landscaped grounds offer picnicking and views of the city's canals and mill buildings. The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, the Children's Museum at Holyoke, and the Volleyball Hall of Fame are also located in the park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Holyoke Heritage State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Holyoke Heritage State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1986". Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "William Skinner Silk Mill". Digital Commonwealth. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 

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