Here are few pictures of the event!
Grand Re-opening of East Rock Park’s Soldier's and Sailor's Monument
May 5 , Evening
Lecture: Extreme Monument Makeover. Learn from designer Gary Sorge of Stantec Engineering how the
makeover of the 100+ year old Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument was
envisioned and implemented. From initial assessment to installation
of a new spiral staircase, follow the process and multiple phases that
brought this New Haven icon back to its’ original splendor.
- 5:00-5:30 - Reception with light refreshments
- 5:30 - Lecture to follow. Event is free to the public
Info: For more information, call (203) 946-8027.
May 22, All Day
Community Picnic: Monument tours, music, Canoe & Kayak Rentals (9-1) on the Mill River with the New Haven Park Rangers.
Info: Contact Outdoor Adventure Coordinator Martin Torresquintero
For Information Contact or Visit: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp and
The Parks Office, 720 Edgewood Avenue
Summer Camp Brochures are in!!
Download the Application off of the website or pick up an application at 720 Edgewood Ave., New Haven, CT 06515Director's Note:
The New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees has been
working hard to put together an interesting, enjoyable and exciting series of programs to help keep you busy throughout the summer. Successful programs from past summers and new offerings and opportunities are presented throughout the booklet to make this summer one of the best yet.
It seems like just yesterday that we were zipping up our winter coats and trying to stay warm; but, now, summer is right around the corner along with warm sunny days.In addition to the program information contained here, be sure to visit our website on line at www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks to get locations of city splash pads and pools as well as playgrounds and parks city-wide. New Haven has a wealth of beautiful outdoor facilities and properties that can help to provide a wide array of opportunities for family summer fun. Discover your city and become a parks expert by visiting your beautiful park system.
Robert D. Levine,
The Greenhouses are almost full of beautiful flowers! Neighborhood residents have volunteered their time on Wednesday mornings to plant 260 flats of annuals so far, with 36 in each flat we have a total of 9,360 to be planted in our Parks and throughout the city. There are also 400 pots of perennials so we know that the city will be blooming with a wonderful variety of spectacular color this spring and summer! For more information contact Doreen Larson-Oboyski 2039462203 or email@example.com
13th Annual Artwalk
Westville Artwalk which will be held on May 7th through 9th will feature flowers planted in barrels in front of the businesses in Westville Village and at the Mitchell Library. Some of the volunteers in our greenhouse planting crew are from Westville.
Please join the celebration in Westville and take a look at the flowers - and the great artwork on display.
For more information see their website westvillect.org.
Learn about pruning your trees and other important information about the care of trees at the
Westville Library on May 13th.
For more information and to RSVP – contact URI at 203-432-6189.
New Haven is Passionate for Perennials
If you are dividing your perennials and would like to donate some of them to the Parks Department, please contact Doreen Larson-Oboyski 203-946-2203 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your perennials will be planted throughout the city.
Positive Risk Adventure
The objective of the “Positive Risk Adventure” has been to help reduce the onset, and prevalence, of violent behavior, including childhood aggression and conduct disorder, delinquency, and/or drug use among youth in New Haven. Likewise, it is also designed to improve and reward academic attendance. This newly created program is the result of a partnership between the Department of Parks Recreation and Trees’ Outdoor Adventure Program, and the Board of Education Department of Student Services.
Since the implementation of the this program in February 2010, the program has provided unique alternative opportunities that have fostered a new level of appreciation and respect for nature and parks’ land, to many youth from schools such as Wilbur Cross, Hill House, New Horizons, Dixwell New Light, and Urban Youth. The program has begun to connected participants with nature, and have provided them with a way to decompress, raised their eco-consciousness as well as their self-confidence.
April Vacation Camp
New Haven's kids had a great time this year during April Vacation Camp! Camp activities were centered in two locations in the city: Edgewood Park Coogan Pavilion and East Rock Park Trowbridge Environmental Center. The City of New Haven's Parks Rangers took them fishing at Lake Wintergreen, hiking at Sleeping Giant Park, played tennis at Edgewood Park courts, bike riding, rock climbing, archery, practiced team building and much more! Check out more pictures in the photo galleries on our website!