Published on May 21st, 2012 | by I Love Upstate New York


The Central Park of the North

Thompson Park Vistas

Sound far fetched? There may be a little more truth to this than we know. The famous landscape architect who designed New York City’s Central Park also designed Watertown’s Thompson Park – a piece of trivia that was given to me on two different occasions in the last few days. Who knew? So last Saturday morning, I woke Scottie up at 5 so we could behold the wonders of Frederick Law Olmsted with our very own eyes. Scottie only agreed to get up if we could dedicate at least a small part of the morning to a round of golf, which was perfect considering there is a lovely 18 hole golf course right atop the hill. Unfortunately for Scottie, there was a tournament that day so he was turned away to play another day…and I skipped back to the car. With the golf plans on ice, I got to spend a little more time frolicking around and photographing the lovely scenery and seeing all the park has to offer. Thompson Park features beautiful views of Watertown, picnic areas, playgrounds, a public pool, golf course and zoo, and plenty of shady spots to lounge with a book. For more information and to see some really cool old photographs and post cards of the park visit:

Early Morning Light on DandelionsSunrise GazeboSunrise Gazebo2Glorious VistasEarly Morning DandelionsPicnic AreaSunrise Over Watertown, New YorkRetaining WallWatertown GolfSand TrapFields Of GoldFields Of Gold

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4 Responses to The Central Park of the North

  1. Barneysday says:

    Great shots. Visited there many, many years ago. Tks for the memories

  2. Love your shots!! Check out my new entry! I just posted a few pics from my road trip from California to Alaska :)

  3. Awesome shots! Love the scenery!

    Ashagi Photography

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