Readers Choose Capron as Best Park

More than 70 percent of readers choose the park that is home to the zoo, features for children and historic statues.

It wasn't even close. An overwhelming majority of Attleboro-Seekonk Patch readers chose  as their favorite in the latest .

Capron Park received 71 percent of the votes. Coming in a distant second was the sports-focused  with 6 percent support.

The 33-acre Capron Park is located on land donated by the Capron family in 1937. It includes the zoo, features for children, historic statues and the Newell Shelter for banquets and summer outings.

Attleboro-Seekonk Patch reader Kathy (no last name given) wrote:

I love Capron Park. I grew up in Attleboro and have always gone to Capron Park. Back in my day it was a far different environment than it is now. We watched fireworks there (poor animals!), bands played in the bandstand, there were buffalo and deer, a pool for summertime swimming. The big pond had huge "goldfish." In the winter it froze over and we could go there to ice skate. Now the animals are different—more "upscale" and our zoo is accredited. The playground seems much improved. The big fields remain for our enjoyment, as well as the walkways. It's a wonderful park and I'm glad we have it!

Capron Park is located at 201 County St. in Attleboro. It is open every day from dawn to dusk. Share your thoughts on Capron Park by reviewing it on Patch Places.

Check back this weekend to see which spot Patch users picked throughout the rest of the region. Then check back Monday for next week's poll!

Johnny March 23, 2012 at 07:48 PM
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