Hanover, New Hampshire 03755A History of Darthmouth College Park
Dartmouth College Park, which is bounded by College Street, North Park Street, Ivy Lane, and Observatory Road, has been part of Dartmouth since the College’s founding and is the site of formal and informal gatherings each year. First-year students walk together to the park in a candlelit twilight ceremony at the end of orientation, and graduating seniors gather at the park’s Bema, an outdoor amphitheater, for a class day every spring. Also in the park is Bartlett Tower, a slim, 71-foot stone structure built over a decade in the late 1880s by students working with a stonemason. A bronze statue of Robert Frost is located near the tower.