Location: Encompasses the block between Maple, Oak, Prospect & Myrtle Streets
Amenities: Park benches and a gazebo.
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History of Wagner Park researched and written by: Chrystal B. from Manchester Memorial High School Class of 2011.
Wagner Park has long been known in the city as “Pretty Park” and rightfully so. In 1944, a woman by the name of Ottilie Wagner Hosser granted the entire city block where her house stood to the city to be used as a park. She said she wanted a park of “Peace and Love” because the city already had enough parks that were military-oriented. It was modeled after a small park in Paris across form the League of Nations that she loved to visit. The main draw to the park is not the beautiful flowers and greenery but the Greek style temple that stands in the Northern corner of the park. It serves as a gorgeous centerpiece. The park is a nice place for a quiet stroll. This park is also a popular spot for graduation pictures and is frequently used for weddings.