Hartman Park is a beautiful recreational facil-
ity on the southwest side of Springfield. Most of
the area is open grass at the bottom of a few
hills. Hartman is surrounded by wooded areas
on three sides, making it feel warm and inviting.
There are park benches for relaxation, picnic
tables for eating lunch, and a basketball court
for having fun. This is a perfect park for spend-
ing time with friends and family, playing a pick-
up game of basketball after school or ultimate
Frisbee with a big group.
4001 S. Hemlock
1. How are the trees inside the park different
from those in the surrounding woods?
2. How many different types of trees are inside
3. What do you notice about the trees and
ground in the wooded area around the park?
4. Can you explain the process of how a forest
or woods develops? Contact the local Forest
Service to learn more. (Hint it has to do with
access to soil and sunlight.)
Head west on James River
Freeway to US 160 (West
Bypass). Go south on US
160 and turn left onto
Republic Road. Take
another left on South
Hemlock and the park is