About Springside House
Springside House is an educational center and event venue in the City of Pittsfield's Springside Park. Visitors, overall, will have several options for an enjoyable day of outdoor recreation in the Berkshires. Springside House, built in the mid-1800s, once served as the headquarters for Pittsfield's Parks Department. Now, throughout the summer, the house sometimes hosts concerts and educational workshops. Behind the building, visitors will find the Vincent J. Herbert Arboretum. This green space features a picturesque lawn, pollinator gardens, and an immense diversity of wildlife species. Visitors can bring a picnic blanket in the summertime and watch local butterflies visit the flowers.
Springside Park is a 237-acre property managed by the City of Pittsfield. After almost becoming a commercial golf course, the park experienced a revival and is now home to numerous Western Massachusetts outdoor recreation opportunities. Past the house, there is an extensive network of hiking trails that connect to a baseball field, a small pavilion, and several playgrounds. The city currently plans to renovate the park's facilities, including possibly adding mountain biking trails.
Visitors will find a small parking lot that branches from the Springside Park dirt road, which intersects with North Street. The parking lot provides scenic views of Pittsfield and the surrounding mountains.