Doug Jones/Staff Photographer

Overlooking the Fore River and Casco Bay Bridge, the 2.5-acre grassy park stretches along York Street in the West End neighborhood of Portland. Benches by the lawn – or the lawn itself – make for the perfect spot to enjoy something from LB Kitchen West  on York Street or you check out the recently opened Cider House on Brackett Street.  This park also serves as the terminus of the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.