Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

 

Just off the peninsula below Park Avenue and beside State Street is a 55-acre wooded wonderland. You can frolic on grassy lawns and explore gardens, splash in a pond (or skate on it in the winter), buy fresh produce at a farmers market on Saturdays and even get waited on Tiqa Cafe that’s inside a castle in the middle of the park. There’s also a playground, a baseball field and tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts. It’s also become a popular spot for pickleball which takes place on the tennis courts several times a week.