Covering 20 acres, Davenport Park is a serene and tranquil landscape overlooking the Long Island Sound. As a passive recreation area, this park transports visitors to a peaceful, undisturbed outdoor sanctuary within New Rochelle.
Davenport Park has public restrooms and occasional benches located on the property. A wide, grassy area composes the majority of the parkland, sloping gradually down to rocks jutting into the shore. In the park is a Shakespeare Garden, maintained by the Garden Club of New Rochelle. Selected plants pay tribute to those mentioned in Shakespeare’s works; the initial ivy, which was planted in 1937, was taken from the cottage of Shakespeare’s future wife. Additional greenery with historical ties includes thirteen trees planted by the George Washington Bicentennial Commission in 1932 to represent the thirteen colonies.
The expansive and open space is ideal for relaxing and sunbathing. On windy days, this field is ideal for flying kites, and in the wintertime, it’s the optimal place for sledding. Athletes looking for a space to train can utilize the wide breadth of the field; spending an afternoon training or having a traditional picnic on the green surrounding guests in the natural world. Reading, walking and taking in nature are common activities at Davenport Park. Spreading out a yoga mat and going through one’s flow while the sun rises or sets over the city line or over the water creates the best tranquil studio. Due to its abundant greenery and blue waters, Davenport Park is a prime location for celebratory photography. Taking engagement, wedding, graduation or other photos at the park always leads to stunning images.
Parking access is for New Rochelle residents only, by fee or with a parking pass. The “on season” requiring fees last from Memorial Day until Columbus Day, remaining open during the winter months.
“Has always been a great park to stop in and just relax… best park in New Rochelle!!”
—Robert H., Google Reviews
Take Amtrak to Davenport Park
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