New Haven Parks Newsletter
December Newsletter 2011, Volume 2, Number 12
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Community Rec

Youth Basketball League

Parks is still taking basketball registration for:

  • 5 & 6 year olds (co-ed) Saturday mornings at John Martinez school
  • 7-9 year olds (practices Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 at Martinez) games Saturdays 11:30 and later
  • 10-12 year olds (practices 5:30-7:00 at King Robinson ) games Thursdays at King/Robinson 5:30 and on, Saturdays 9:00 and on am at Wexler Grant
  • 13-15 year olds (practices Thursdays5:30-7:30 at Troup) games Fridays at Troup 5:30 and on

Info Links to Parks Website:

Sports & Recreation:
Basketball, Community Recreation
 
Ranger Programs
East Rock
Edgewood
Lighthouse Point
Barnard Center
Complete Listing: check the Parks calendar

 
Flyers & Registration Forms
What's New Downloads Page

Register at The Parks & Recreation office located at 720 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, 06515 Between the hours of 9:00-4:30. Registration Ends November 25th * $20.00 per participant *

Location Age Group
John Martinez School Co-Ed Ages 5 & 6
John Martinez School Boys Ages 7-9
King Robinson Boys Ages 10-12
Troup School Boys Ages 13-15
(not in high school)

We are Trying to start a girls basketball program any girl that is 9-13 please call the office for pre-registration. Program will start the second week of January. Please call Hershey or Erica at (203) 946-8027 or (203) 946-8019.

For more information contact: Felicia Shashinka at 203-946-8088
Visit the Parks Website for more info and Registration Form.

Walker Ice Skating Rink

Ralph E. Walker Ice Rink located at 1080 State Street in New Haven.

Cardio SkateCardioSkate™ offers a 50 minute workout that will elevate your heart rate and tone muscle through interval training on the ice. Participant must know who to skate forward, stop and feel comfortable on the ice. Gloves are required for all skaters and light dumbbells (3-5lbs.) are optional. Members of the Elm City Skating Club meet for group lessons every Saturday.

We SkateWeSkate™ members of the Elm City Skating Club - New Haven meet for group lessons at the Ralph E. Walker Ice Rink. Students will be grouped by age and skill level, although some classes may be combined. Each class consists of a 30 minute lesson and 20 minute practice session.

Lil ElmLil’ Elm Skating Club - Your tot (3 - 5yrs.) can learn to skate! Classes consists of a 20 minute group lesson and 30 minute practice / on-ice games. Members of the Elm City Skating Club meet for group lessons every Wednesday at Walker Ice Rink from 3:30pm - 4:20pm. All skaters must wear gloves, helmet and loose fit clothing.

For more information, schedules and stick times for adults, visit the Walker Rink webpage.


Winter Break 2011 Hiking Series

compassDecember 28 - Family Hike - Wadsworth Falls, Middlefield, CT
$5 per person
Ages: 8+
Difficulty: Easy
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM—Meet at 720 Edgewood Ave, New Haven, CT
Includes guide and transportation. Hike one of Connecticut’s most beautiful parks.

December 29 - East Rock Family Hike New Haven, CT
Free
Age: 8+
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM—Meet at East Rock Ranger Station
Hike to Whitney Peak and the Summit in East Rock Park

December 30 - Quinnipiac Blue Trail Hike Rocky Top Rd, Hamden, CT to Gaylord Mountain Rd (5.5 miles)
$5 per person
Ages: 12+
Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM—Meet at 720 Edgewood Ave, New Haven, CT
Includes guide and transportation. Hike a section of the Quinnipiac Blue Trail in Hamden.

Information: Call or email Ranger Joe Milone
Phone: 203-946-6559
Email: jmilone@newhavenct.net
Registration: Parks Administration Office


December Park Ranger Public Programs

Trowbridge Environmental Center at East Rock Programs
Staff: Dan Barvir and Wray Williams, Park Rangers

Day Date Time Location
Sun 4 11am to 3pm Traditional Candle Making. Fee: $1.00 per candle
Wed 7 10am to 11:30am Bird Walk
Sat 10 10am to 1pm Trail work and Cleanup with the Friends of East Rock Park
Tue 13 12 to 3:30pm Cocoa & Critters:
Celebrate National Cocoa Day with Hot Chocolate and Animal Crackers
Wed 14 10am to 11:30am Bird Walk
Sat 17 12 to 3:30pm Cocoa & Critters:
Celebrate National Cocoa Day with Hot Chocolate and Animal Crackers
Wed 21 10 to11:30am Winter’s First Bird Walk
Tue 27 10am & 2:30pm Tracking Santa - Come look for signs of Woodland Animals
Wed 28 10am to 12noon Winter Walk
Thu 29 1pm to 3pm Make a Pine Cone Birdfeeder - Fee: $1.00 per feeder
Fri 30 12 noon Last Hike of 2011 - Toss out the Bad and bring in the New

Registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at 946-6086 for directions, more information, and to register for these programs. Parks monthly program calendar is available on the Parks website at: www.cityofnewhaven/Parks

The Trowbridge Environmental Center is located on the corner of Cold Spring & Orange Streets, opposite Wilbur Cross High School.

Barnard Nature Center Programs
Staff: Terry McCool and Harry Coyle, Park Rangers

Day Date Time Location
Sat 3 11 am-3 pm Wreath Making Workshop
Tue 6 3:30-4:15 pm Sea Life of Long Island Sound (Barnard Nature Center)
Wed 7 9:30-11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 8 2 to 3 pm Sea Life Long Island (Barnard Nature Center)
Mon 12 1-2 pm Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 13 3:30-4:30 pm Pinecone Bird Feeder Making Workshop (Barnard Nature Center)
Tue 13 3:30-4:15 pm Sea Life of Long Island Sound (Barnard Nature Center)
Wed 14 9:30-11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Fri 16 10-11 am Climb the Lighthouse-$3.00 per person fee (Lighthouse Point Park)
Tue 20 10-11 am Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 20 3:30-4:15 pm Sea Life of Long Island Sound (Barnard Nature Center)
Wed 21 10-11 am First Day of Winter Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Wed 21 1-2 pm First Day of Winter Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Thu 22 10 to 11 am Climb the Lighthouse-$3.00 per person fee (Lighthouse Point Park)
Thu 22 3:30-4:30 pm Reptile Program (Barnard Nature Center)

Pre-registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at (203) 691-3539 directions, more information, and to register for these programs. The ranger program calendar is available on the web at: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks/

The Barnard Nature Center is located on the corner Route 34 and Ella T Grasso Boulevard. The park entrance is located on Route 34


Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, Dec 1 on New Haven Green

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Wreath and Candle Making Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, Dec 3 and 4 at Barnard and Trowbridge Nature Centers

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