The park is committed to ensuring the safety of park visitors and employees. Please note the following cautions.
• Please be alert when crossing the street from the parking area. Saint-Gaudens Road is a through street and frequented by local residents.
• Because of the historic nature of the site, pathways and grounds may be uneven. The brick walkways and marble steps may also be slippery when wet.
• Poison ivy is found in several areas of the park, especially along the forest edge and in parts of the lower field. Signs mark many of the locations, though not all. The ranger at the entrance station can show you how to identify the plant.
• While not common, bees such as yellow jackets are sometimes found in the park. Those with bee sting allergies should be prepared with the appropriate medications.
• If you have an accident in the park, or injure yourself, please contact a ranger immediately. The park has well equipped first aid kits and can assist you. The local rescue squad and ambulance service will also respond quickly to any major medical emergencies.
Did You Know?
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ brother, Louis, was also an accomplished sculptor. The sculptures in Washington, D.C.’s Union Station are by him. He worked with Augustus in Cornish, N.H., and married Annetta Johnson, also a sculptor