Washington Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Washington Park
It is the city's premier park and the site of many festivals and gatherings. As public property, it dates back to the city charter in 1686 and has seen many uses including that of gunpowder storage, square/parade grounds, and cemetery. Daily a lot of people visit this place every day and is one of the popular tourist attractions in Albany county.
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Washington Park Lake
0.12km from Washington Park
Washington Park Lake is a man-made lake located in Washington Park in Albany, New York. The lake was created in 1878 to provide drinking water for the city’s residents. It is surrounded by lush greenery, and is the perfect spot for relaxation and recreation. Visitors can enjoy a stroll around the lake, or take part in the many activities offered in the park such as picnicking, fishing, and boating.
Washington Park Lake House
0.25km from Washington Park
Washington Park Lake House is an iconic building located in Washington Park in Albany, New York. Built in 1887, the building was designed by prominent local architect Calvert Vaux and is a stunning example of the Second Empire-style of architecture. It is situated just a few miles away from other important landmarks in the area, such as the Ten Broeck Mansion, the Erastus Corning II Tower, the Albany Rural Cemetery, Historic Cherry Hill, Albany City Hall, and the Cathedral of All Saints.
0.86km from Washington Park
Lark Street is a vibrant and eclectic street in the city of Albany, New York. Located just a few miles away from the Ten Broeck Mansion, the Erastus Corning II Tower, the Albany Rural Cemetery, Historic Cherry Hill, Albany City Hall, and the Cathedral of All Saints, it is home to dozens of unique shops, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. From trendy boutiques to vintage clothing stores, Lark Street provides a variety of shopping options for residents and visitors alike.
1.06km from Washington Park
The Opalka Gallery in Albany County, New York is an art gallery located in the Erastus Corning II Tower. Founded in 1988, the Gallery is run by the Albany Institute of History & Art and focuses on the visual arts of the Capital Region. The Gallery houses a permanent collection of works by Stanley C. Opalka, a Polish-born artist who was a leader in the contemporary art movement in the 1970s and 1980s, in addition to rotating exhibitions of art from various regional artists.
The Cathedral of All Saints
1.29km from Washington Park
The Cathedral of All Saints is a historic Episcopal church located in Albany County, New York. Built in 1873, it is one of the oldest churches in the area and is situated near other important landmarks, such as the Ten Broeck Mansion, the Erastus Corning II Tower, the Albany Rural Cemetery, Historic Cherry Hill, and Albany City Hall. The Gothic-style church is constructed of local bluestone, and features a beautiful stained glass window, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
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