Spicebush Swamp Park, located on Mountain Road a short distance north of Farmington Ave., was given to the Town of West Hartford by Arthur Doctor for the sum of $1.00 in September 1962. At 33 acres in size, it was the first park in town set aside to be used and enjoyed in its natural state. Over the years almost all of the West Hartford schools have used this park as an outdoor classroom for science and nature study. Why don't you plan to spend some time walking through the park and re-discovering what an interesting place it is. On September 14, 2012 Spicebush Swamp Park turned 50 years old as West Hartford's first public natural area.