About Bidwell Park
Bidwell Park provides the perfect location for a lunchtime picnic or a day of family-friendly recreation in the Berkshires. Here, playground equipment—which rests within a grove of large trees—creates a fun environment for young children to play. Along with a playground, the park has half-court basketball nets and tennis/pickleball courts that allow for competitive exercise for people of all ages. There is also plenty of space to picnic. Visitors can bring a blanket to lounge on the park’s expansive lawn or sit at one of the many picnic tables underneath the shade of sprawling trees. Bidwell also offers an excellent vista from which to watch the flow of the Housatonic River, which ambles gently through Stockbridge and Western Massachusetts. Birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and other wildlife will be abundant throughout the year.
The park is conveniently located just east of downtown Stockbridge, directly south of Route 7. Parking is easily accessible behind the Stockbridge Police Department. If you demand more exercise, Bidwell connects to the Laurel Hill and Rostrum preserve, where families can take a short hike through the woods.