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Springfield Fast Facts
Springfield is located in Hampden County in the western part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is the largest city in Western Massachusetts. It was founded in 1636 by William Pynchon.
Springfield is known for being the city of homes as well as the city of firsts. It is the birthplace of basketball and is the home of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Some other famous firsts include:
Springfield is comprised of 17 neighborhoods. There are many historic homes, and interesting places to visit throughout the city. Springfield is the home of the areas finest museums, entertainment, and restaurants. Springfield is the birthplace of Theodor Geisel better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, and the home of the famous Mulberry Street.
Springfield has a great park system with the Crown Jewel being Forest Park, which is situated on 735 pristine acres. At the park, there are many recreational and passive activities such as picnicking that people can enjoy. Forest Park is also the home of the Forest Park Zoo, the area's best zoo with many different types of animals. In addition to Forest Park, there are over 32 neighborhood parks and open space located in just about every part of the city. Other parks such as Blunt, Van Horn, Hubbard, Nathan Bill, Greenleaf, Marshall Roy, Ruth Elizabeth, Emerson Wight, Walsh, Kenefick, and Calhoun also provide a host of recreational activities and sports events that make Springfield a great place to live.
Springfield is also the home of the Falcons, a professional AHL hockey team and The Springfield Sirens, A professional girls world class soccer team.
Any visit to Springfield should include a stop at: