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.
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.
Candle Dipping and Wreath Making Workshops
December 6, 2015 - 11 am to 3 pm
Candle Making Workshops at Trowbridge Center and College Woods Wreath Making Workshops at Coogan Pavilion