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    Parks, Recreation and Trees
    Toni N. Harp, Mayor     |     Rebecca Bombero, Director
    Welcome to the website for
    the City of New Haven's Department of
    Parks, Recreation and Trees.

    At the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees our mission is to create community through people, parks and programs.
    We are responsible for the stewardship
    of the city's over 2,200 acres of parks,
    the tree belt and we offer
    a wide variety of programming.
    New Haven Parks September/October in New Haven's Parks

    Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

    Join the City of New Haven and Peoples United Bank on
    Tuesday, December 1st - 4pm to 8pm for the City's annual tradition
    held on downtown's historic New Haven Green.

    The event is New Haven's traditional kick-off to the holiday season, free for the entire family. Activities include live musical performances, carousel rides, crafts, horse drawn carriage rides, hay maze, and photos with Rudolph, Olaf or Santa.

    Wreath and Candle Workshops

    Candle Dipping and Wreath Making Workshops
    December 6, 2015 - 11 am to 3 pm

     Parks logo Candle Making Workshops at Trowbridge Center and College Woods
     Parks logo Wreath Making Workshops at Coogan Pavilion

    Download: pdf icon Candle Making Flyer - pdf icon Wreath Making Flyer

    The New Haven Youth Map

    The place to search for youth programs in New Haven.
    Search hundreds of after-school, weekend and summer activities that help children and family learn, grow, and thrive.

    Visit: http://www.newhavenyouthmap.org

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    City of New Haven
    Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees
    720 Edgewood Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06515
    203-946-8027 or 203-946-8020

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    Winterfest at West Rock Nature Center
    Polar Plunge at Lighthouse Point Park
    Canoeing at East Rock Park
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