Prescott Park – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Flower gardens during the summer months at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA.
 Prescott Park – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
 

Prescott Park, New Hampshire – Prescott Park is a ten acre parcel of land along the Portsmouth waterfront. We can thank Josie and Mary Prescott, public school teachers and life long residents of Portsmouth, for the creation of this park. It was their desire to see an area of the Portsmouth waterfront cleaned up and turned into a public park. In Josie F. Prescott's last will and testament a private trust fund was set up to purchase tracts of land along the waterfront to create what we know today as Prescott Park.

Flower gardens during the summer months at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA.
Prescott Park – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
 

Prescott Park is open year round, and if you plan accordingly you can also visit Strawbery Banke during your visit. The park has benches, docks, flower gardens, picnic tables, walkways and fountains.

Clematis flowers during the summer months at  Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA.
Prescott Park, New Hampshire – Clematis Flower
 

The flower gardens contain a large number of flower varieties. If you are going to photograph the gardens make sure you arrive early and bring your tripod. You will want some shots with maximum depth of field, which will require the use of a tripod.

Rose Mallow....Lavatera trimestris....during the summer months at  Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA.
Prescott Park, New Hampshire – Rose Mallow
 

During the summer when the flowers are in full bloom is a great time to visit. Give yourself a couple of hours to explore and photograph the grounds. And the waterfront also has excellent views of the Piscataqua River.

Memorial Bridge from Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA. This bridge crosses the Piscataque River and connects the two towns of Kittery Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Prescott Park, New Hampshire – The Old Memorial Bridge
 

I think Josie F. Prescott would be very happy with the outcome of her last wish. Prescott Park will be around for many generations to enjoy. All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in, and you can see more images from of Prescott Park here

Happy image making…

 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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