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Wagner Park




Encompasses the block between Maple, Oak, Prospect & Myrtle Streets

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Park benches and a gazebo.

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.



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.

History of Wagner Park researched and written by: Chrystal B. from Manchester Memorial High School Class of 2011.