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October Newsletter 2012, Volume 2, Number 10
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Fall Sports and Recreation Programs

In this Issue:

BasketballBasketball Clinic

Girls Ages 8-12 @ Troup School Boys Ages 8-12 @ King / Robinson

Registration: begins Sep 17 and ends Sep 28
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
Program: 6 weeks, 6:00-7:30pm (Fridays)
Dates: Program runs from Oct 5 until week of Nov 9
Cost: $20 per child for the six week program

Girls Basketball

Registration: begins October 8 through November 9
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
Program begins: week of Nov. 12th
   3rd and 4th grades play at Beecher, Thursdays at 5:15pm, 6:15pm and 7:15pm
   5th and 6th grades play at John Martinez, Thursdays at 5:15pm, 6:15pm and 7:15pm
   7th and 8th grades play at John Martinez, Wednesdays at 5:15pm, 6:15pm and 7:15 pm
Cost: $20

Basketball League

Registration: begins Oct. 1st and ends Nov. 2nd (Must show verification of grade)
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
Practices start the week of Nov. 12th
(Game schedules will be handed out at practices) Practice will be during the week according to availability.
   Kindergarten will have instruction and games at John Martinez 9-10am Saturdays
   1st-2nd grades play at John Martinez 10-1pm Saturdays
   3rd-4th play at John Martinez 5:30-7:30pm Fridays (games), and at Wexler 9-1pm Saturdays.
   5th-6th grades play at John Martinez and King/Robinson Thursdays nights from 5:15-8:15pm.
   7th-8th grades play at Troup Friday nights 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: $20


SwimmingSwimming Lessons

Lessons begin the week of October 8th Ages 8-14
Cost $95 Registration begins September 10, 2013
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Class Times: 4:00-4:45pm, 5:00-5:45pm, 6:00-6:45pm, 7:00-7:45pm

Session 1: Oct. 9th - Nov. 15th
Session 2: Jan. 8th - Feb. 14th
Session 3: April 23rd - May 30th

Open Swim
Wednesdays 5:00 - 8:00pm & Saturdays 10:00 – 2:00pm, Location: Martinez


FootballFlag Football

Registration: Begins Sep 3 and ends Sep 21
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
Dates: 3rd week of Sep to the week before Thanksgiving
Cost: $20 per child for the program
Ages 5-6 play @Martinez Saturdays 9:00-12:00pm
Ages 7-9 play @Troup Tues and Thurs 4:30-7:30pm
Ages 10-12 play @King/Robinson Mon and Wed 4:30-7:30pm


RugbyFlag Rugby League

Location: L.W. Beecher Museum School of Arts and Sciences
Dates: September 24through October 31
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Ages: 7to13
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
New Haven Parks and Recreation, 720 Edgewood Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
For more information contact Andrew Marullo at MO@drive2succeed.org
www.drive2succeed.org


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+, Cost: $30
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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Outdoor Adventure Club

The OAC is open to students ages 8-11.
Time: 3:30 pm—5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Interested in Archery? Mountain Biking? Canoeing? Hiking?
Check out the list of activities below:

Date Activity Location
Tuesday, October 9 Canoeing Mill River-East Rock Park
(Orange St/Cold Spring St)
Tuesday, October 16 Giants Steps Hike East Rock Park
(Orange St/Cold Spring St.)

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


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Nature PalsNature Pals

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:00
September 12 through October 24
New Location: Barnard Nature Center, 200 Derby Ave.

Join us as we explore nature with stories, crafts, and walks through Edgewood Park. Children ages 2 to 5 with a parent or caregiver (younger siblings welcome). Kosher snack provided. We meet rain or shine!

$42 for 7 week session ($6/week).
$7/week drop-in rate.
Register for the whole session and save $$$!

Email naturepalsFOEP@gmail.com for more information and to pre-register, or
check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NaturePalsFOEP


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Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument Tours - East Rock Park Summit

Soldiers and Sailors Monument, East Rock Park, New Haven CTOctober 13, 2012, 11 am to 3 pm
$5 suggested donation
Ages: 10+

Climb the 87 steps of the 112 foot monument for a spectacular view of New Haven from atop the 366 foot summit of East Rock. The monument was built in 1887 and honors the residents of New Haven who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument consists of a square pedestal and a tall vertical granite shaft, culminating with the 11-foot, 5,000-pound bronze Angel of Peace at the top. The Angel of Peace and the four bronze corner statues, the four relief sculptures and stairway were recently renovated, restoring their original beauty and enabling access to the monument's observation space.

No open-toed shoes, flip-flops or sandals Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. No pre-registration is required.

Directions to Summit: Entering East Rock Park from Davis Street, take the first left turn onto the Summit Drive. From the end of Orange Street, turn left onto Farnham Drive. Follow to first right. This is Summit Drive.

For more information call 203-946-6559 or email jmilone@newhavenct.net


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Ranger Program Schedules

New Haven Park Rangers
Left to right: Harry Coyle, Martin Torresquintero, Joe Milone, Wray WIlliams, Dan Barvir

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

Day Date Time Program Leader
Tue 9 11:00am-12:30pm National Face Your Fears Day - Trowbridge Center Williams
  9 3-4:30pm National Face Your Fears Day - Trowbridge Center Williams
Sat 13 10am-1pm Park clean up with Friends of East Rock Park Barvir
  13 11am-3pm Tours of Sailors and Soldiers Monument on East Rock Summit Staff
Tue 16 10-11:30am Bird Walk at East Rock Park Barvir
Thu 17 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
  17 2-4pm Reptile Awareness - Trowbridge Center Williams
Sat 20 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Tue 23 10-11:30am Bird Walk - East Rock Park Barvir
  23 5-7pm Creepy Crawlies - Trowbridge Center Williams
Wed 24 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Sat 27 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Tue 30 10-11:30am Bird Walk - East Rock Park Barvir
Wed 31 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir

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. Trowbridge program calendar is available on the web at: http://newhavencity.webship.com/Parks/ranger/eastrock.asp All programs meet at the Trowbridge Environmental Center/Ranger Station and are free to New Haven residents except as noted. A donation of $2 per person is suggested for participants residing outside New Haven. The Trowbridge Environmental Center/Ranger Station is located on the corner of Cold Spring & Orange Streets, opposite Wilbur Cross High School.


Barnard Nature Center at West River Memorial Park
Staff: Harry Coyle, Park Ranger

Day Date Time Program Ranger
Wed 3 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Barnard Nature Center) * Harry
Thu 4 3:30 - 4:30 pm Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Tue 9 10 - 11 am Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Tue 9 3:30 - 5 pm Outdoor Adventure Club - Canoeing
(Mill River Boat Launch Site-East Rock Park)
Harry/Joe
Wed 10 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Barnard Nature Center) * Harry
  10 3:30 - 4:30 pm Reptile and Amphibian Slideshow (Barnard Nature Center) Harry
Thu 11 3:30 - 4:30 pm Tree Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Mon 15 10 am-12 pm Fitness & History: Climb the Lighthouse-$3 per person
(Lighthouse Point Park)
Harry/Joe
Mon 15 1 - 2 pm Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Tue 16 3:30 - 5 pm Outdoor Adventure Club (Giants Steps Hike & Monument Tour-
East Rock Ranger Station/ Trowbridge Environmental Center)
Harry/Joe
Wed 17 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Barnard Nature Center)* Harry
Thu 18 3:30 - 4:30 pm Autumn Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Fri 19 5 - 6 pm Friday Night Sunset Canoe Rentals (Mill River Boat Launch-
East Rock Park-$5 per person/ $10 per boat)
Harry/Joe
Mon 22 3 - 5 pm Fitness & History: Climb the Lighthouse-$3 per person
(Lighthouse Point Park)
Harry/Joe
Wed 24 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Barnard Nature Center)* Harry
Wed 24 3:30-4:30 pm Birds of the West River (Barnard Nature Center) Harry
Thu 25 1 - 2 pm Autumn Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Sat 27 11 am - 1 pm Halloween Mask Making Workshop (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Wed 31 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Barnard Nature Center)* Harry

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/. All programs meet at the Barnard Nature Center are free to New Haven residents except as noted. A donation of $2 per person is suggested for participants residing outside New Haven. The Barnard Nature Center is located on the corner Route 34 and Ella T Grasso Boulevard. The park entrance is located on Route 34.

* Fee required, For information please contact: naturepalsFOEP@gmail.com.


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Holiday Tree SoughtHoliday Tree Sought

Missing! 55 to 70 foot tall Norway Spruce or Douglas Fir tree (not a blue spruce). The staff of the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees has been looking for a very special tree to be used on the New Haven Green during the winter holidays. Have you seen this tree? If so, would you like to donate the tree to the city?

The donated tree will be decorated with over 30,000 lights; be the holiday centerpiece of the historic green and will be removed from your property free of charge.

Trees between 25 and 40 feet high will be considered for future years or other locations.

To donate a tree call Christy Hass at the Parks’ Maintenance Division (203) 946-8004 or chass@newhavenct.net.
If you have a photo of the tree; please include in your e-mail.


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Monthly Photo Gallery

New Haven Parks Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park - September 23, 2012

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