Welcome to Atwater Park



Welcome to the online community of the Atwater Park Civic Association. Serving neighborhood families since 1978, APCA helps promote the quality of life for residents of Springfield's finest neighborhood, Atwater Park.

Much of the Atwater Park neighborhood was developed from the 300-acre estate of George Atwater, founder of the Springfield Street Railway. Ten years after his death in 1902, the Atwater heirs hired the Boston firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. to create a plan for a pleasant residential area.



The neighborhood's park-like setting, proximity to Springfield Hospital, and access to the trolley line encouraged development. A remnant of the trolley tracks remains seen at Atwater Road and Crestwood Street. Prior to the Great Depression, many houses were built in the popular Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival styles. Noted residents over the years include early aviatrix Maude Tait Moriarty, impressionist painter Harriet Randall Lumis, 'live' cork-centered baseball inventor Milton Reach, and Mass Mutual president Betrand Perry.

Today, Atwater Park remains one of the finest neighborhood in Western Massachusetts and continues to provide its residents with a sense of community and a true neighborhood spirit.


Please visit the Events page for the latest Atwater Park neighborhood happenings, including the upcoming Seasonal Events.




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