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Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hubbard Park

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
1. Hubbard Park Marker
Inscription.
Hubbard Park
Hubbard Park was a gift to the City of Meriden from industrialist and philanthropist Walter Hubbard in 1901. Consulting with landscape architect John Olmstead, son of Frederick law Olmstead, designer of New York's Central Park, Mr. Hubbard relied heavily on Olmstead's penchant for the rustic style which is the hallmark design of this premier open space. Mr. Hubbard's vision created a legacy still enjoyed today with Hubbard Park being a preferred location for social, recreational and cultural events throughout the year. Covering an area more than 1800 acres, Hubbard Park is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This park is given upon condition that the said described land shall be used in perpetuity by the people as a public park for their pleasure and recreation. - Walter Hubbard, 1901
 
Location. 41° 32.925′ N, 72° 50.031′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Notch Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Hubbard Park, next to the lake, about 100 yards from West Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Meriden CT 06451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Hubbard Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
2. Hubbard Park Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Castle Craig (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ancient Burial Ground (approx. 1.7 miles away); Meridenís Traffic Tower (approx. 1.8 miles away); Red Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Meriden Soldiers Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.1 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cristoforo Colombo (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meriden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hubbard Park, City of Meriden. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Hubbard Park on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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