Frequently Asked Questions???
Does Stanley Park receive funding from any Federal, State or City for the operation of the park?
Stanley Park does not receive any funding from these sources. The Park is funded through the generosity of The Beveridge Family Foundation and many private donors. For ways of giving please contact our Develoment Department @ 413-572-2900 or view the "ways of giving" donation link here on the website.
Is the Park open year round? Now
The Park is officially open from the first Saturday in May through the last Sunday in November. The Recreation gate to the park remains open during the off season, but it is suggested that all visitors use extreme caution and care while visiting when the Park is officially closed. When the Park is officially closed for the season, patrons who visit do so at their own risk and are responsible for their well being.
Are we allowed to bring dogs to the Park?
Yes, as long as they are leashed and the owners clean up after them. Disposable material and five recepticles are available throughout the Park. Dogs are not allowed in the Rose Garden Area.
Are we allowed to bring 4 X 4 dirt bikes in any area of the Park?
No, these vehicles are not allowed anywhere in the Park.
May we bring and set out a blanket and picnic in the Rose Garden?
No picnics or blankets are allowed in the Rose Garden Area. However, you may do so on the Recreation side of the park, The park also provides tables and charcoal grills for your convenience in designated picnic areas.
Does the Park feed the ducks, geese and swans and do they stay year-round?
Yes, the ducks, geese and swans are fed daily and most if not all remain year round. The upper pond (water wheel) is kept open with an agitator so that ice will not form. This process allows them to remain in their habitat.
Is camping allowed in Stanley Park?
Unfortunately, camping on any part of the Park property is not allowed.
How can we support Stanley Park?
There are several ways you can support the Park.
- By becoming a "Partner in Preservation". Your gift to Stanley Park helps assure a secure, peaceful refuge for our generation and for those to come. It provides support for deferred maintenance, security, special events, cultural, educational and recreational programing at YOUR Park.
- You may make your gift in cash, or MasterCard or Visa
- Annuities, Trusts, or Bequests are most welcome
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE
What if we wanted to leave Stanley Park a gift in our will?
Stanley Park welcomes members to its "Lasting Legacy Society". We hope you will consider a charitable bequest in your will-to benefit the Park while you save estate tax dollars at the same time. Call our Development office at 413-572-2900 or our main office 413-568-9312 x 100. We will be happy to assist you.
Are there volunteer opportunities at Stanley Park?
Many volunteers actively support the Park each year but there is always a need for more. There are a variety of needs at the park where you can be of assistance. Our volunteers faithfully serve as committee members, chairs of events, ambassadors, tour guides, office assistance and help in the grounds and maintenance areas. Your time and skills will be much appreciated.
We firmly believe that "there is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer".
If you would like to become a volunteer please call Bob McKean, Managing Director, at 413-568-9312 ext. 102 or Amy L'Esperance in the Development Office at 413-572-2900.