Five Mile Pond a picnicker’s delight this 4th of July

Families enjoying beautiful day by the water

Five Mile Pond, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Families celebrating the Fourth of July close to home made for a memorable Springfield experience at an ideal place for a picnic.

Springfield’s Five Mile Pond again proved to be a pleasure filled mecca for family fun. The aroma of grilled food filled the picnic area, while a cool dip provided an accelerated appetite for the many families spending the day at this popular municipal getaway.

“This is a nice place, a family place. Everybody has fun, the kids have fun and it’s a great place to be,” Hector Gonzalez of Springfield said. “20 years I’ve been coming here, having fun with the family.”

Five Mile Pond, the Springfield Parks Department oasis, again lived up to its reputation as a great place to celebrate the Fourth of July.