Located at the edge of the Piscataqua River and across from Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park was donated to the City of Portsmouth around the turn of the century by two sisters, Josie and Sarah Prescott.
The popular waterfront park features extensive flower gardens, including large demonstration beds where many varieties of flowers are shown each summer.
The park also is the site of one of New England’s most popular outdoor summer events, the Prescott Park Arts Festival, which during July and part of August presents a musical and dozens of performances by musicians and theater groups. Since 1974 the festival has drawn more than millions visitors for productions from “Annie” to “The Wizard of Oz.”
For more information, see the official city web pages linked below or the unofficial site maintained by the Prescott Park Friends.