This from the Pittsfield Sun, August 3, 1871. Courtesy of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
"The Pittsfield Central Park we learn is to be the name of the old Berkshire Pleasure Park, recently bought by five of our enterprising gentlemen, who contemplate erecting Conservatories for Flowers, Grape Vines, etc, laying out the extensive and beautiful grounds into Ornamental Garden, with Fountains, Artificial Ponds, etc and making it to Pittsfield and its vicinity what the "Central Park" is to New York City, a place of pleasant resort and recreation for our citizens. These Grounds, being so accessible for Walking, Driving or Riding, will be a great addition to the wants of our thriving town, and in the hands of these gentlemen will no doubt be made one of the most attractive and beautiful spots in the County. We hope our citizens will appreciate the benefits of such a place, and give their support and cooperation in making it a great success."