New Haven Parks Newsletter
March Newsletter 2011, Volume 2, Number 3
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Family Fun Nights

Family Night the 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm of each month. Fun games in the gym for parents and kids to participate in together, Arts & Crafts as well as Team Building activities:

  • March 11 Jepson
  • April 8 John Martinez

There is no fee but you must pre - register at the Parks office.
Call (203) 946-8027 or email

Saturday Community Center @ Martinez 10-2

• Board Games • Arts & Crafts • Swimming •

Info Links to Parks Website:

Sports & Recreation:
Basketball, Martial Arts, Family Fun Days, Chess, Volleyball
Ranger Programs
East Rock - Birdwalks, Hikes, Lectures
Edgewood - Nature Walks Nature Pals Playgroup
Lighthouse Point - Climb the Lighthouse, Tour Fort Nathan Hale
Barnard Center - Sea Animals of LI Sound
West Rock - Closed for Winter
Outdoor Adventure - Orienteering and GPS
Complete Listing: check the Parks calendar

Flyers & Registration Forms
What's New Downloads Page

Feb Vacation CampSwimming Lessons - Winter 2011

Where: John Martinez, 100 James Street
March 7th - April 6th, 2011, Monday & Wednesday evenings
Time: 4:00-4:45 ~ 5:00-5:45 ~ 6:00-6:45 or 7:00-7:45pm
Cost: $75.00 for five week session
Student instructor ratio is three to one
Click here to download the registration forms and schedules.

April Vacation CampSpring Adventurer’s Camp Schedule

Where: Trowbridge Environmental Center at East Rock Park
April 18-21, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Who: 10 – 13 year olds
Click here to download the full itinerary and enrollment forms.

The New Haven Department of Parks Recreation and Trees will be offering an exciting Spring Adventure Camp for the week of April 18 - 21. Children will enjoy numerous stimulating outdoor and indoor activities.

The camp is scheduled between the hours of 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Scholarships will not be available. All programs will meet at Trowbridge Environmental Center in East Rock Park (Near corner of Orange and Cold Spring). Campers must arrive at 9:00 AM., and be picked up at 3:30 PM. Transportation will be provided between the different sites used for the camp.

Easter BunnyMeet Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny On The New Haven Green

Where: The New Haven Green
When: April 16th, 2011
Time: 10:00 am sharp!
Cost: FREE
Remember to bring an empty bag or basket to collect Easter Goodies
Click here to download the flyer.

Participate in additional activities at:
Edgewood Park Ranger Station
(on Edgewood Ave across from Hobart Street)
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
East Rock Park Ranger Station
(on the corner of Mitchell Drive & Orange Street)
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Activities include:
• Face Painting • Plastic Egg Relays • Sack Races • Decorating Eggs • Arts & Crafts • Tattoos •

Ice Climbing - February 13, 2011

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Indoor Rock Climbing - Positive Adventure - February 14, 2011

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Maple Sugaring at East Rock Park - February 22, 2011

Vacation Camp participants learn the basics of Maple Sugaring from Ranger Dan at East Rock Park.

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Teen Outdoor Adventure

Teen Outdoor Adventures is a new program being offered by the New Haven Park Rangers specifically geared toward teens and young adults, aged 13 – 18 years, that live in New Haven and the surrounding community. The program will encourage young people to connect with their natural environment and with each other. Each program is independent of the others, though the June campout will allow those who have participated in earlier events to come together with their friends and parents for one last adventure before the summer.

Outdoor AdventureMarch
Orienteering and GPS

$15 New Haven Residents/ $20 others

For more information or to pre-register contact:
Ranger Joe Milone, New Haven Parks & Recreation
Call 203-946-8016 or Email

Scenes of Winter

Photos by New Haven Parks Ranger Wray Williams


Save the Date - Carousel's Centennial Celebration Saturday May 7, 2011

Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park more information to follow - tickets $100.00

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