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July Newsletter 2012, Volume 2, Number 7
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Summer Camp Brochures!

July 9 to August 3
16 Camps - 2 remaining two-week sessions

The Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Brochures are now available. Visit the Parks Website to download the brochure and registration forms.

In this Issue:

Summer Camp BrochureBrochure Contents:

  • Camp Registration Notes, Information & Guidelines
  • Cool Camps for Hot Summer Days
    • City Camp
    • Nature Pals
    • Eco-Adventure Camps
    • Theatre Camp
    • Music Camp
  • Registration Forms
  • Summer Community Recreation Open Schools
  • All-Star Sports Camps
    • Basketball
    • Track & Field
    • Kids Tennis Clubs
  • Public Swimming Pool Schedule
  • New Arts/Crafts and Mobile Playground buses

PDF DocumentClick here to download the Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Forms


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Mobile Playground BusMobile Playground Bus Schedule

The Buses are COMING!!
The New Haven Department of Parks and Recreation Presents:
The Mobile Playground

The two mobile playgrounds will travel throughout the city and provide equipment such as balls, ropes, arts and crafts supplies, nets, tables and chairs, until Aug. 11. The program, launched by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, has a goal of bringing play equipment to neighborhoods that are under-served by existing playgrounds. The buses will be in different neighborhoods from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Visit the New Haven Parks website for the schedule: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp


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Fireworks at East Rock ParkJuly 4th Celebration at East Rock Summit

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 (rain date: Friday, July 6, 2012)
WHERE: East Rock Park, Celebration begins at 4pm, Fireworks start at 9pm

PROGRAM:
Live music entertainment from 4pm - 9pm
Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument tours 4pm - 8pm
Vendors will be available for food purchases
New Haven Reads book giveaway and literary activities
Book Signing by Patrick Mascola, Author of Hell on East Rock
VIEWING:
Wilbur Cross High School-Mitchell Drive East Rock Park Summit
(Park at North Meadows)
PARKING & SHUTTLE BUS:
Parking at North Meadows (Summit Entrance at English Dr. & Davis St.)
Buses will resume at the end of the fireworks.

For more information:
visit the Parks website: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
or call: (203) 946-8004


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High School Summer Basketball League Schedule

1. Amity Haven
2. Branford
3. Career
4. Cross
5. East Haven
6. Jonathan Law
7. Guilford
8. Hamden Hall
9. Hand
10. Hillhouse
11. Hyde
12. Mercy
13. North Haven
14. Sacred Heart Acad.

Note:
Week days all games are played at Wilbur Cross HS, 181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven
Sundays all Games are played at Ralph Walker Rink, 1080 State Street, New Haven.

Playoffs will begin on Aug. 7th, 9th. and 12th. Top eight teams will go into playoffs.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS

Date Time Court 1 Court 2
July 1
(Sunday)
5:00
6:00
7:00
8:00
4 vs 7
11 vs 3
6 vs 13
14 vs 10
Ralph Walker Rink
July 5 6:00
7:00
8:00
5 vs 6
3 vs 8
14 vs 12
1 vs 7
2 vs 9
13 vs 11
July 8
(Sunday)
5:00
6:00
7:00
12 vs 1
5 vs 14
13 vs 3
Ralph Walker Rink
July 10 6:00
7:00
8:00
7 vs 12
1 vs 3
11 vs 5
9 vs 10
4 vs 2
14 vs 6
July 12 6:00
7:00
8:00
10 vs 6
14 vs 2
1 vs 13
9 vs 7
12 vs 4
5 vs 8
July 15
(Sunday)
5:00
6:00
7:00
8:00
2 vs 11
4 vs 9
3 vs 10
1 vs 8
Ralph Walker Rink
July 17 6:00
7:00
8:00
9:00
5 vs 3
7 vs 14
10 vs 11
4 vs 1
6 vs 2
9 vs 12
8 vs 13
July 19 6:00
7:00
8:00
2 vs 3
11 vs 7
13 vs 5
10 vs 8
12 vs 6
9 vs 1
July 15
(Sunday)
5:00
6:00
7:00
8:00
14 vs 4
7 vs 8
5 vs 10
12 vs 2
Ralph Walker Rink
July 24 6:00
7:00
8:00
2 vs 13
6 vs 9
7 vs 5
3 vs 12
4 vs 11
14 vs 1
July 26 6:00
7:00
8:00
9 vs 14
12 vs 8
6 vs 4
2 vs 5
13 vs 7
July 29
(Sunday)
5:00
6:00
7:00
8:00
8 vs 4
13 vs 9
3 vs 6
10 vs 2
Ralph Walker Rink
July 31 6:00
7:00
8:00
11 vs 9
12 vs 10
4 vs 5
14 vs 8
2 vs 7
1 vs 6
August 2 6:00
7:00
8:00
13 vs 12
9 vs 3
11 vs 14
8 vs 2
1 vs 10
7 vs 6
August 5
(Sunday)
5:00
6:00
7:00
8:00
10 vs 13
1 vs 5
7 vs 3
11 vs 12
Ralph Walker Rink

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Hiking

Intro to Archery

The Beginner Archery series of classes concentrates on range rules, safety rules and fundamentals of archery, and is taught using recurve bows. The beginner session is appropriate for those who have never shot a bow, or those with some previous experience that are seeking a refresher session.

All safety gear and equipment will be provided. (Bow, arrows, finger tab, arm guard, quiver). Class is limited to 10 students (more if a special group/camp, etc, with advance notice). Classes open to all ages (8 and above). Parents & children may shoot together.

West Rock Nature Center, Ages 8+, $30
Session I September 5, 12, 19
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Session II October 20, 27 & November 3
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Session III October 20, 27, & November 3
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

For more information: call 203-946-6559 or email jmilone@newhavenct.net
To Register: Call 203-946-8027


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Julia Child Rose at Pardee Rose GardenPardee Rose Garden and Greenhouse

The rose garden and greenhouse are located at 180 Park Road, at the intersection of Park Drive and Farm Road in Hamden, CT. The Rose Garden, established in 1922, is 2 acres in size. The Gardens, Greenhouse and Center are part of New Haven's extensive East Rock Park and are maintained by the City of New Haven's Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.

Friends of Pardee Rose Garden and Greenhouse (FPRGG) has planting sessions every Wednesday from 10:00 am until noon. Volunteers are welcome to join in the planting under the supervision of Parks' resident horticulturist Matt. The sessions involve planting of seeds and then transplanting seedlings into flats. We have plants specifically chosen for the Butterfly Garden at Lighthouse Park and other plants for specific park and public sites throughout the City of New Haven.

Pardee Greenhouse - New Haven, CT
The restored Pardee Greenhouses

Butterfly Garden flower list: Cut & Come Again Zinnia's, Tave Lavender, Mixed Marigolds, Blanket Flower, AZ Red, Russell Chandelier Lupine, Butterfly Weed, Blue Flax, Swamp Milkweed and Blackberry Lilly.

To sign up or for more information please contact: Matt at 203-946-8020.


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Park Ranger Public Programs - July 2012

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

Day Date Time Activity
Monday - Friiday July 9:00 to 3 pm Summer Camp

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

Day Date Time Activity
Monday - Friiday July 9:00 to 3 pm Summer Camp

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New Haven Harbour LighthouseLighthouse Point Park Parking Passes and Fees

Park Hours
Gates open from 7 a.m. to sunset year round

Parking Pass Fees - Summer Season - April 1 to November 1
- New Haven registered vehicles - No charge
- Non-resident vehicles - $20/day, $100/season
- Out-of-state - $30/day, no seasonal
- Charter busses (weekdays only) - $100

For more information about Lighthouse Point Park, visit the New Haven Parks website:
http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/ParksInformation/lighthousepoint.asp


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Lighthouse Point Migration FestivalLighthouse Point Park Migration Festival
Celebrating Birds, Butterflies & Dragonflies

Sunday, September 23, 2012 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the spectacle and mystery of migration at one of the best places to see migrating wild hawks in New England!

Lighthouse Point Park is an recognized Important Birding Area
Live Bird Shows featuring Hawks and Owls!
See wild birds up close at banding demonstrations!
Children’s activities and fun for the whole family!
Ride the Old-Fashioned Carousel!
Tour the Historic Lighthouse!
Live Music!
Hands-on Butterfly Tagging!


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Monthly Photo Gallery

Pools and Splashpads

Beat the Heat and Stay Cool this Summer. Pools and splashpads are located throughout the City of New Haven. For a full listing of maps, locations and for information, visit the Parks Website and click the link on the home page.

New Haven Parks Pools and SplashpadsNew Haven Parks Pools and Splashpads
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