Kennedy Park

Kennedy Park 120 Park St

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Kennedy Park: 120 Park St.

Take a stroll through the park. When it was first created, in 1868, it was called City Park. In classic style for the time its design is very regimented. The rectangle that is the park is cut into four squares by walking paths and then cut again by another set of paths that cut those squares in half.

The park includes one of the first civil war monuments erected in the state. Its 1881 bandstand, restored in 2015, has seen its share of political rallies and musical performances. In fact, John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic to be elected president in the United States, spoke here on a chilly November night during his presidential campaign. After his death in 1963, the park was renamed Kennedy Park in his honor.

How many people's design plans went into the finished basilica you now see before you?
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