The City That Lit The World

"The town itself is perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England..nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses, parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford…all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea."

H. Melville, "Moby-Dick"

Paintings done by students to represent what the park means to them

Dream Rocket Exhibit in the Park!

Dream Rocket is a collection of unique art pieces created by youth to represent the park and is displayed through the month of September.

Young girl painting pictures in the Whales Tales & Sails Story Hour

Whales, Tales, and Sails Story Hour

Join Jackson Gillman, the park's professional storyteller for Whales, Tales, and Sails on Fridays at 10:00 AM

Image of Park Ranger with visitors

Basic Information

Click to here to discover some of the basic information about the park.

Youth Ambassador Program singing for an audience

Thursday Concerts in the Park

Variety of free musical performances in a beautiful garden setting. Limited seating is available and the public is invited to bring lawn cha

Last updated: September 6, 2017

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Mailing Address:

33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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