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

Family Fun Nights

Family Night the 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm of each month beginning January. Fun games in the gym for parents and kids to participate in and an Arts & Crafts activity as well as Team Building activities:

  • March 11 Jepson
  • April 8th John Martinez

There is no fee but you must pre - register at the Parks office.
Call (203) 946-8027 or email

Saturday Community Center @ Martinez 10-2

  • Board Games • Arts & Crafts • Swimming

Info Links to Parks Website:

Sports & Recreation:
Basketball, Martial Arts, Family Fun Days, Chess, Volleyball
Ranger Programs
East Rock - Birdwalks, Groundhog Day, Hikes, Lectures
Edgewood - Nature Walks Nature Pals Playgroup
Lighthouse Point - Climb the Lighthouse
Barnard Center - Sea Animals of LI Sound
West Rock - Closed for Winter
Outdoor Adventure - Cross Country Skiing
Complete Listing: check the Parks calendar

Flyers & Registration Forms
What's New Downloads Page

Special Events:
• February Vacation Camp
  Registration starts January 18.
  Trowbridge Center at East Rock &
  Martinez School
  Click here for information

Feb Vacation CampDue to Snow Cancellations
February Vacation is cancelled

Starting January 10th.Camp will run in 2 sites Martinez School & Trowbridge Enviromental Center at East Rock.

  • Camp will run February 22nd - February 25 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Cost is $65.00 per child
  • Extended day care hours available

BasketballBasketball Leagues

SoccerSoccer Leagues

Click here for flyers about Co-ed Youth, Girls and Youth/Adult Leagues at
John Martinez School
Click here to download the registration forms and schedules.

Martial Arts

School of SurvivalSchool of Survival

Connecticut School of Survival is running at Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy, 360 Columbus Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30-6:30.
Click here to view the flyer on the Parks website.


Starting late in January Tae-Kwon-Do
Click here to view the flyer on the Parks website.

Afterschool Volleyball will start late in January at the following schools.

  • Troup
  • Martinez
  • King/Robinson
  • Wexler Grant

Please see the site Supervisor in those schools for details.

Indoor Arena Football

For Boys ages 7-10 and 11-13
Registration Feb 14th to March 2nd, League starts the week of March 7th
6 Week Long program $10.00 per Child

March 19th: Indoor Arena Football Saturdays at Martinez 9:30 or 10:30
Program will run for 5 weeks.
March 19th, 26th, April 2nd 9th, 16th

For more information or to register call Hershey at 203-946-8027

ChessCitywide Chess Tournament

Saturday March 12th 2011
At John Martinez School,
100 James Street, New Haven, Connecticut
Age Divisions: 7 & Under, 8-10, 11-13, 14 -18 $10 Registration Fee

Community RecCommunity Recreation Program

Saturdays at the John Martinez School
100 James Street, New Haven, Connecticut
• Arts & Crafts 10:00-11:00,
• Board Games 11:00-1:00,
• Swimming 10:00-2:00

Keep checking for updates on our Web-site then to Community Recreation. Also check us out on Facebook @ haven park,recreation & trees

CraftsCreative Arts & Crafts at The Beecher School

Mondays Wednesday, Fridays 5:30-6:30
100 Jewel Street, New Haven, Connecticut
Now Until April 9th, 2011

GymOpen Gym at Career High School

Monday – Thursday 5pm-8pm
140 Legion Avenue, New Haven, CT
Now until April 14th

SwimOpen Swim at Martinez

Wednesdays 5pm-8pm (Adults Only)
Thursdays 5pm-8pm Saturdays 10am-2pm

100 James Street, New Haven CT
Free, except for private lessons.
For private lessons call 203-946-8027

AerobicsAdult Aerobics at Career High School

Monday – Thursday 5pm-8pm
140 Legion Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut
$35 Residents, $45 Non-Residents
Now Until April 14th

Teen Outdoor Adventure

Teen Outdoor Adventures is a new program being offered by the New Haven Park Rangers specifically geared toward teens and young adults, aged 13 – 18 years, that live in New Haven and the surrounding community. The program will encourage young people to connect with their natural environment and with each other. Each program is independent of the others, though the June campout will allow those who have participated in earlier events to come together with their friends and parents for one last adventure before the summer.

Outdoor AdventureFebruary
Cross Country Skiing

$45 New Haven Residents/ $60 others
Orienteering and GPS

$15 New Haven Residents/ $20 others

For more information or to pre-register contact:
Ranger Chris Guerette, New Haven Parks & Recreation
Call 203-946-8016 or Email

Snowshoeing at East Rock Park

Snowshoeing Saturday January 29 in East Rock Park, lead by Park Ranger Dan Barvir Lots of fresh snow. Beat the Winter's blues and come snowshoe with the New Haven Adventure program. Snow shoes, poles and guided walk provided for a fee of $10.00

For More info on this exciting activity and to find out when the next snowshoeing dates are:
Contact Martin Torresquintero, Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, 203-946-6768.

SnowshoeingPolar Plunge

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