I live about a mile from Washington Park, I walk in the park 4-5 times a week. And yet, this month when my grand kids were in town, and we went to Washington Park, I re-discovered the area around the Carillon. The Botanical Gardens were just beautiful! There were many hidden gems, small areas with lovely decorative trees and plants.... 更多
If you want a break from the Lincoln history, this park is a grand find. It is a little tricky to navigate with its one way accesses, but it basically is a large loop. Great walking loop that covers the entire park. The botanical gardens are well cared for, and easily accessible to all ages. There is a small indoor... 更多
The Park: This park features a playground, a rose garden, a small botanical hothouse garden, tennis courts, a small lake with a boardwalk area, and a carillon that has regular concerts - so there's always lots to do! There are also fun events throughout the year so be sure to check the park's website and see if something will be... 更多
Washington Park Botanical Gardens has a plethora of different plant species. This is a well-kept, free-of-charge venue. Periodically, they have special events and sales of plants. It is also located near the carillon, and the Carillon Festival is another very enjoyable activity!
The inside part is small but nice. The outside part consist of a nicely arranged garden with beautiful roses and a variety of other flowers and plants.
We concentrated on the Carillon and the playground. Both were excellent. The playground seemed to have some equipment that could be dangerous but the kids seemed to like it. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean. We also had a picnic at the table. It wa a good experience.
Whether one is there to listen to the Carillon, take a walk through the grounds, picnic, or just to enjoy peaceful surroundings, it won't be disappointing. There is beauty there every season. Great place to take photos as well.
If you are gardener or just like strolling through gardens and relaxing, this is a great place to spend a couple of hours. If you like roses, you will love seeing hundreds of roses placed in the terraces around the gardens.