Entryways, Walks, and Other Features

Elizabeth Park has several decorative entryways, multiple walks, and other interesting features.

Elizabeth Park has several entrances. The Prospect Avenue entrance gate is pictured above. The other main entrance is from Asylum Avenue. Thanks to several generous donors, the Conservancy has constructed two new pedestrian entrances to Elizabeth Park. One is located on Walbridge Road, on the western edge of the Park, the other is on Fern Street, on the southern edge of the Park.

On the Prospect Avenue side of the Park there is a Rhododendron Walk from the roadway to Prospect Avenue. The rhododendron bushes along this path are believed to have been planted by Charles and Elizabeth Pond, as this is near the site of their Prospect Avenue mansion.

The Ethel Donahue Circle is next to the Hosta Garden, near the pond itself. Ethel Donahue (1896 – 1989) lived near the Park and left a substantial legacy to the Conservancy for the maintenance of her beloved Park. The Conservancy has created a special commemorative circle to honor her generosity, which has enabled the Park to pursue many needed improvements throughout the Park.