Washington Park in Albany NY
Home Of Natural Beauty, Culture & Entertainment
Washington Park in Albany NY is a haven for outdoor activity, including picnicking, walking, jogging, birdwatching, and even fishing. The park is also a year-round hotspot for many popular events, displays, and concerts.
Washington Park is among the most beautifully sculpted and well-maintained parks in the Capital Region. It contains over 100 species of trees, including gigantic oaks and even bonsai trees.
The annual Tulip Festival, one of Albany's most celebrated and well-known events, finds its home each year in beautiful Washington Park.
The park itself spans 84 acres and provides a haven for an array of sports and activities.
Notable park features include:
- Lakehouse Amphitheatre
- Statues & Monuments
- Children's Playground Area
- Stocked Pond
- Magnificent Stone Footbridge
- Tennis Courts
- Bike Paths
- And More!
The Lakehouse in Washington Park is a unique amphitheatre, which hosts an array of events. Summertime entertainment at the Lakehouse includes live musical theatre performances by Park Playhouse.
The Park was officially established in the 1870s, and the present-day Lakehouse was built in 1929 to replace the original structure. The Park has many features in the style of Central Park creator Frederick Law Olmsted, including the footbridge and monuments, although the Park was not actually designed by Olmsted himself.