New Haven Parks Newsletter
July Newsletter 2011, Volume 2, Number 7
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Summer Camp BrochrueSummer Camp is in Full Swing 

It's not too late to register
for sessions 2 and 3!


~~~~~ Summer Camp Brochures are Here! ~~~~~
Click here to download brochure -
The City of New Haven Parks and Recreation Department Summer Camp Brochure contains Program Listings, Schedules and Locations, and printable Registrations Forms.
~~~ Click to read the online Camp Magazine ~~~

Info Links to Parks Website:

Sports & Recreation:
Basketball, Swimmng, Family Fun Days, Tennis, Volleyball
Ranger Programs
East Rock - Camp
Edgewood - Camp
Lighthouse Point - Camp
Barnard Center - Camp
Complete Listing: check the Parks calendar

Flyers & Registration Forms
What's New Downloads Page

Camps run for two-week sessions unless otherwise noted.

Session Two: July 11- July 22, Session Three: July 25 - August 5

City camps offer swimming, arts and crafts, special activities, nature and outdoor programs, field trips, and recreational sports. Breakfast and lunch are provided unless otherwise noted.Extended day (before and after-camp care) is available where indicated.

Beecher School • Roberto Clemente • Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park
Salperto Rink at East Shore Park • Wexler-Grant Elementary School • Lighthouse Point Park
John Martinez School • Edgerton Park

Nature Pals
A camp for young nature lovers, with games, hiking, trips, arts and crafts, swimming, and nature study.

Eco Adventure Camps
Eco camps offer a unique, challenging and fun combination of outdoor adventure and environmental education, tailored to four age-specific groups.

Theater Camp
New Haven Summer Theater Camp lets kids experience the thrill of performance while boosting confidence and practicing theater skills in a supportive, low-pressure environment. The Camp will run out of Hill Regional Career High School. Each 2-week session will include theater games, warm-ups, script writing, set decorating, singing, dancing, acting, staging, and more. Camp sessions conclude with a performance of a short play written and staged by the campers.

Kayak Rescue ClinicSummer Pool Schedule

July 5 - August 12,
Monday through Friday: 11am-3pm,
Saturday: 11am-3pm

  • Hillhouse High School 480 Sherman Parkway
  • Wilbur Cross High School 181 Mitchell Drive
  • Hill Regional Career High School 140 Legion Avenue
  • John Martinez 100 James Street

Community RecSummer Community Recreation

July 5 - August 5,
Monday - Friday from 4pm - 8pm

  • Career High School, 100 Legion Avenue
  • Cllinton Avenue School, 293 Clinton Avenue
  • John S. Martinez, 100 James Street
  • Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway

BasketballCollege Women’s Summer Basketball League 2011

College Teams

1. Wolf Pack
2. Plus Two
3. Bpt. All-Stars
4. AP 1
5. The Lucky Dogs
6. Eastern CT State Univ.
7. Shoreline Shooters
8. Magic
9. Albertus Magnus
10. Lightning

Games began on June 20 and run through August 1, played on Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting at 6:00 through 10:00pm. Playoffs begin August 3. The Championship Game will be played on Monday, August 8 at 7:00.

Basketball Leagues & Track Practice

Hershey Track & Field Program
Aspiring track and field stars can hone their skills every week-day evening this summer at Bowen Field. Please use Camp Registration Form to register. For more information, please call William Thompson at 203-645-5243 or 203-397-1097

Midnight Basketball Association League
In its eleventh season, the Midnight Basketball Association League games run from June 20 through August 13 at the Ralph Walker Rink, 1080 State Street. Staff and coaches are current or former basketball players and community members who are dedicated to providing a positive experience for the players. For more information, please call Al Lucas at 946-8371 or James Wright at 946-8889.

Youth Tennis LessonsNew Haven Youth Tennis

Spring/Summer Tennis Lessons 2011

Practice-Play-Discover - 5 locations:
Edgewood Park, Wilbur Cross High School, Old Grant School, Clinton Avenue School, East Shore Park
Click here to download schedules and registration forms.


Bocce at EdgewoodBocce in Edgewood Park

Play Bocce at Edgewood Park Edgewood Ave at Hobart St. Saturdays in June, 10 am - noon. Fun for all ages!

  • Demos
  • Lessons
  • Balls provided.

Sponsored by The Friends of Edgewood Park and The New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees.

For more information, contact: or call 203-500-7777.

Edgewood Farmers Market

Sunday, July 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Edgewood Farmers Market
Red & Blue for 4th of July weekend:
Berries at the Market
Looking to add some sweetness and patriotic color to this week's table? The markets now feature plenty of red and blue berries!

The season's first local blueberries and raspberries were already available this past week, with more to come this week. If you hurry, you may also find some of the season's last strawberries at the markets.Visit Roses Berry Farm and Chaplin Farmfor your berry cravings.

Edgewood Farmers MarketBread, Buns, and Baked Goods for the Holiday!
Monday is July 4th, and many of us will be celebrating this week with, what else, but food! Whether it be a barbeque, picnic, or party, the season's bounty gives us much to celebrate alongside the country's independence.

For a full market schedule, visit the CitySeed website

Intro to Archery


West Rock Nature Center
Thursdays August 25 for 4 weeks
5 - 6 p.m. : 8 - 12 year olds
6 - 7 p.m. : 13 and up, including adults

ArcheryThe 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.

To register: call Ranger Joe Milone at 203-946-8016 or email him at

Barnard Nature CenterLighthouse Point Park Migration Festival

Celebrating Birds, Butterflies & Dragonflies

Lighthouse Point Park
Sunday, September 25, 2011
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Contact: 203-946-6086

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

  • Live Bird Shows featuring Hawks and Owls!
  • See wild birds up close at banding demonstrations!
  • See and feel Long Island Sound Creatures in touch tanks!
  • Children’s activities and fun for the whole family!
  • Ride the Old-Fashioned Carousel!
  • Tour the Historic Lighthouse!
  • Live Music!
  • Hands-on Butterfly Tagging!
  • Bird walks and more!

This event is a cooperative effort sponsored by the New Haven Parks, Recreation and Tree Dept., New Haven Bird Club, CT Butterfly Association, Audubon Connecticut, CT Ornithological Association , CT Audubon Society, and Northeast HawkWatch. Audubon Connecticut’s support of this event was made possible by the generosity of The Jeniam Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Suggested donation: $5/car. Proceeds go towards next year’s event!

Pardee Rose Garden, Greenhouse and Center

Pardee Rose GardenPardee Rose Garden, Greenhouse and Center are located 180 Park Road, Hamden, CT 06517-3845, at the intersection of Park Drive and Farm Road in Hamden. 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 and are maintained by the City of New Haven's Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.

The Rose Garden, containing an array of flowers from early spring until mid fall, features one of Connecticut's finest display of roses. For information regarding the Gardens, the Pardee Center and beautifully restored Pardee Greenhouse, contact Matt, the City's resident horticulturist at 203-946-8142.

Also found in the garden is a raised, tiered arbor structure that resembles the top of a wedding cake. Traditionally, many brides and grooms come here for wedding pictures. Please call 203-946-8020 for a Park permit if you are considering a photo shoot or wedding at this site.

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For more information about Pardee Garden, visit the Parks website.

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