Holyoke Heritage State Park Article

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Holyoke Heritage State Park
Holyoke Heritage State Park, Holyoke MA.jpg
Map showing the location of Holyoke Heritage State Park
Map showing the location of Holyoke Heritage State Park
Location in Massachusetts
Location Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°12′18″N 72°36′26″W / 42.20500°N 72.60722°W / 42.20500; -72.60722
HOLYOKE HERITAGE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°12′18″N 72°36′26″W / 42.20500°N 72.60722°W / 42.20500; -72.60722
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Area7 acres (2.8 ha) [2]
Elevation115 ft (35 m) [1]
Established1986
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
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

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 ( PTC #80), the Children's Museum at Holyoke, and the Volleyball Hall of Fame are also located in the park. [3]

References

  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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