New Haven Parks Newsletter
March Newsletter March 2010, Volume 1, Number 1

Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Lecture Series at EdgertonAngel of Peace at East Rock

First in a series of events focusing on the Grand Re-opening of East Rock Park’s Historic Soldiers and Sailors Monument . Professor Alan Plattus, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale University’s School of Architecture. Join us at Edgerton Park’s Carriage House Meeting Room 145 Edgehill Road. Lecture/Reception "New Haven’s Monumental Geography" with light refreshments Event is free to the public.

Contact Ranger Dan Barvir , East Rock Park Ranger, for more information call (203) 946-6086

Kayaking Rescue Clinic

Practice two–person and solo kayak rescue in the warm confines of a swimming pool. Learn new skills or hone those you’ve learned in the past. We cover wet exits, assisted re–entry, re–entry using a paddle float and the fundamentals that will help you learn to Eskimo roll. Boats and all safety equipment are provided.

Contact Ranger Chris Guerette , West Rock Park Ranger, for more information call (203) 946-8016


Info Links to Parks Website:

Sports & Recreation:
Swimming, Adult Aerobics, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Golf

Ranger Programs:
East Rock - Nature Walks, Maple Sugaring
Edgewood - Spring Nature Walks, PlayPals
Lighthouse Point - Climb the Lighthouse
West Rock Nature Center - Kayak Clinic, St. Patrick and the Serpents, Hikes

Special Events:
Easter Egg Hunt on the Green - Mar 27
  (Apr 3 rain date)
Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Mar 15
April Vacation Camp April 19-23

Canoeing and Kayaking
Rental Program

Our newest program will provide participants with the opportunity to rent a canoe/ kayak and paddle on their own at the Mill River in New Haven.   Basic instruction and a safety talk will be provided along with all equipment. No pets allowed.

For more information please contact: Martin Torresquintero at (203)946-6768 or

Director, Robert LevineMessage from the Director

Welcome to the new e-newsletter from the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.  Over the next few months, we’ll be making it more informative and easy to navigate for your convenience.  It is designed to be direct and to the point, as we know you are busy; but, at the same time, we want it filled with interesting program information and opportunities for youth, teens, families, & seniors city-wide.  The Department offers recreational programming opportunities throughout the year in a wide range of activities.  Participating in a program is a great way to meet new friends, learn a new skill and enjoy your leisure time.

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Robert D. Levine, Director 
Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees

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