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Park History

Frank Newhall Look & Fannie Burr Look

Look Park, consisting of over one hundred & fifty acres, is a gift to the City of Northampton from Mrs. Fannie Burr Look. She provided the land, funds for its development and a trust fund to help with upkeep. Additionally, operation and maintenance funds are dependent upon visitor fees, grants, and gifts. No funds are received from tax sources. The Park is a city-owned park and is administered as a non-profit organization by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Mayor of Northampton is a member ex-officio.

This living memorial to Frank Newhall Look was first opened to the public in 1930. Mr. Look was the chief executive of the Prophylactic Brush Company, Florence, from 1877 to 1911.

 

Park Policies:

We ask that all visitors to Look Park follow the policies listed below. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a park ranger or call the office at 584-5457. Thank you.

1,            The park is open daily from 7am to sunset seven days a week, 365 days a year. Visitors should leave the park by dark unless attending an evening event. There may be delays due to inclement weather, but we do open every day.  Please visit www.lookpark.org for updates.

2,            Alcoholic beverages are permitted on park premises to registered picnic groups only. A park alcohol permit is required for every group consuming alcohol at a site or pavilion. Alcohol is permitted in the park from May 1 – November 1 only. The park DOES NOT allow kegs or glass containers of any kind on park grounds.

3,            Picnics, charcoal grilling as well as propane grills are allowed with a picnic permit issued by the park. To obtain a picnic permit, you may call the main office (413-584-5457), call or stop at the visitor center or obtain one from a park ranger.

4,            Blanket picnics for small groups are permitted in the perimeter of the ballfield and around the water spray park. However, no grilling or alcohol is allowed.

5,            Dogs must be leashed at all times for the safety of others. Leashes are not to exceed 6 feet in length. It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet. Mutt mitts are available around the park. Pets must be kept away from the zoo area.

6,            Please obey the park speed limit of 15mph and comply with all requests from the rangers.

7,            Our maintenance crew works extremely hard to provide our visitors with a safe and clean setting. Please make every effort to leave the park as you found it.

8,            Please be respectful at all times of our other park visitors. Music must be kept at a low level. Please be courteous.

9,            The park does not allow solicitations of any form. Similarly, any postings or banners must be approved by park officials.

10,          To ensure that Look Park remains a safe and pleasant place for all visitors, and to protect the environment, the following activities and items are not allowed:

  • Over-night camping or fishing.
  • Discharging any firearm or fireworks.
  • Metal detectors or drones.
  • Pig roasts.
  • Personal generators.
  • Silly String and water balloons.
  • Skate-boarding or any motorized scooters, except for handicapped use.
  • Bounce Houses, lawn games, rock walls or anything that requires staking in the ground.

Look Park is a private, non-profit park. The park does not receive funding from any federal, state or local taxes.  All funds for the operation and maintenance of the park come from user fees, grants and donations