About Durant Park
Durant Park is a two-acre playground and picnic area managed by the City of Pittsfield. The park is perfect for a family-friendly day of outdoor recreation in the Berkshires.
Near Columbus Avenue, visitors will find an outdoor basketball court. This athletic space is ideal for both individual practice and competitive team play. Next to the court, there is also a table and a grill. Families can host a picnic and play basketball on warm summer days.
Visitors will see the West Branch of the Housatonic River along the side of the park. A forest of floodplain trees borders the river, providing plenty of opportunities to see local Western Massachusetts wildlife species. Birds abound in this forest throughout spring and summer.
A woodchipped playground, bathroom facilities, and a pavilion are on the other side of the park. Tall trees populate this section of the park, creating ample shade on hot days. An interactive paved kids' path also travels along the river here.
There is no designated parking for Durant Park. Visitors can either park on the shoulder of Columbus Avenue or John Street.