New Haven Parks Newsletter
November Newsletter 2011, Volume 2, Number 11
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Community RecYouth Basketball League

Register at The Parks & Recreation office located at 720 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, 06515 Between the hours of 9:00-4:30. Registration Ends November 25th * $20.00 per participant *

Location Age Group Date
John Martinez School Co-Ed Ages 5 & 6 Dec 3
John Martinez School Boys Ages 7-9 Nov 29
King Robinson Boys Ages 10-12 Nov 29
Troup School Boys Ages 13-15
(not in high school)
Dec 1

For more information contact: Felicia Shashinka at 203-946-8088
Visit the Parks Website for more info and Registration Form.

Info Links to Parks Website:

Sports & Recreation:
Basketball, Community Recreation
 
Ranger Programs
East Rock
Edgewood
Lighthouse Point
Barnard Center
Complete Listing: check the Parks calendar

 
Flyers & Registration Forms
What's New Downloads Page

Community RecOpen Schools Program 2011-2012

Community Recreation will be starting November 8, 2011 in the following locations.

Please check with the Building Supervisor in your area to get times and activities in your neighborhood ** PLEASE NOTE: No Programs will operate on school vacations and inclement weather
For more Program information please check our website:www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks.

Location Address Schedule
Roberto Clemente 360 Columbus Ave 5-8:30 (Monday - Thursday)
Troup School 259 Edgewood Ave 5-8:30 (Monday -Friday)
King/Robinson 150 Fournier Street 5-8:30 (Monday - Friday)
John Martinez 100 James Street 5-8:30 (Monday - Friday)* Sat.10-2
Wexler Grant 50 Foote Street 4-8:00 (Tuesday - Friday)
Ross/ Woodward 185 Barnes Avenue 5-8:30 (Tuesday - Friday)
The Community Recreation site below is also operating on a limited schedule
offering a variety of exercise options For Adults, Walking Track, Weight Room and Aerobics.
There is a fee for Aerobics
Career High School 100 Legion Avenue 5:00- 8:00pm (Monday - Thursday)

Walker Ice Skating Rink

Ralph E. Walker Ice Rink located at 1080 State Street in New Haven.

Cardio SkateCardioSkate™ offers a 50 minute workout that will elevate your heart rate and tone muscle through interval training on the ice. Participant must know who to skate forward, stop and feel comfortable on the ice. Gloves are required for all skaters and light dumbbells (3-5lbs.) are optional. Members of the Elm City Skating Club meet for group lessons every Saturday.

We SkateWeSkate™ members of the Elm City Skating Club - New Haven meet for group lessons at the Ralph E. Walker Ice Rink. Students will be grouped by age and skill level, although some classes may be combined. Each class consists of a 30 minute lesson and 20 minute practice session.

Lil ElmLil’ Elm Skating Club - Your tot (3 - 5yrs.) can learn to skate! Classes consists of a 20 minute group lesson and 30 minute practice / on-ice games. Members of the Elm City Skating Club meet for group lessons every Wednesday at Walker Ice Rink from 3:30pm - 4:20pm. All skaters must wear gloves, helmet and loose fit clothing.

For more information, schedules and stick times for adults, visit the Walker Rink webpage.


November Hiking Series

compassJudge's Cave Hike
Join us for a hike from the West Rock Nature Center to Judge's Cave in West Rock Ridge State Park. Learn about the geological history of the ridge and the story about how the cave got it's name. Bring a snack, water and comfortable clothing. Ages: 5+.
Saturday, November 5, 9:30- 11:30 am
Saturday, November 5, 1:30- 3:30 pm

Fullmoon Hike
Join the New Haven Park Rangers for a fullmoon hike on East Rock Park. Please bring flashlight or headlamp. A limited number of both will be available for use. Ages: 11 +
Wednesday, November 9, 12:30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - East Rock Park Ranger Station

After-School Nature Hike
Take a hike with a New Haven Park Ranger through Edgewood Park. Ages: 10 - 14
Monday, November 14, 2011, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Monday, November 21, 2011, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
New Haven Parks Administration Office, 720 Edgewood Ave

Information: Call or email Ranger Joe Milone
Phone: 203-946-6559
Email: jmilone@newhavenct.net
Registration: Parks Administration Office


Tennis2011-2012 Winter Tennis Programs

Pee Wee Program
This program is designed for children in PRE-K and Kindergarten (ages 4-5) and are a half hour in length. Through games and targeted lessons, the participants will be able to control a ball and hit over the net with instructor support.

Little Champs Program
This program is designed for children in first through fourth grade (ages 6-10) and are one hour in length. Utilizing the QuickStart format, the participant quickly is learning to rally the ball over the net and playing games.

Beginner Clinics
This program is designed for youth in fifth through eighth grade (ages 11-13) and are one hour in length. Each hour long clinic will focus on a specific stroke; incorporating footwork drills and games to give the player the tools to begin to play competitive tennis in Jr. Team Tennis or on their middle school team.

High School Beginner Clinic
This program is designed for the new high school player and is four hours over two consecitive weekends. Clinic will focus on a basic strokes; incorporating footwork drills and games to give the player the tools to begin to play competitive tennis on their high school team.

For more information visit the Parks website at: www.cityofnewhaven/Parks


November Park Ranger Public Programs

East Rock Programs

Day Date Time Location
Wed 2 8 to 11 am Hawk Watch at Lighthouse Point Park
Fri 4 10 am to Noon Fall Hike up Indian Head Peak
Sat 5 9 to 11 am Last Fall Foliage Hike before Daylight ST ends
Sat 5 2 to 4 pm Last Fall Foliage Hike before Daylight ST ends
Wed 9 8 to 11 am Hawk Watch at Lighthouse Point Park
Wed 16 8 to 11 am Hawk Watch at Lighthouse Point Park
Fri 18 10 am to 1 pm Park Clean up with the Friends of East Rock Park
Sat 19 10 am Noon Talking to Turkeys-Come make a Turkey Caller - $2 fee
Sat 19 2 to 4 pm Talking to Turkeys-Come make a Turkey Caller - $2 fee
Tue 22 3 to 4:30 pm Talking to Turkeys-Come make a Turkey Caller - $2 fee
Wed 24 8 to 11:30 am Late Fall Bird Walk at East Rock Park
Tue 30 8 to 11 am Last Hawk Watch of the Year at Lighthouse Point Park

Registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at 946-6086 for directions, more information, and to register for these programs. Parks monthly program calendar is available on the Parks website at: www.cityofnewhaven/Parks

The Trowbridge Environmental Center is located on the corner of Cold Spring & Orange Streets, opposite Wilbur Cross High School.

Barnard Nature Center Programs

Day Date Time Location
Wed 2 9:30 to 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Sun 6 1:45 to 2:15 pm Reptile Program/Big Fall Hike! 2011 (Barnard Nature Center)
Tue 8 10 to 11 am Climb the Lighthouse-$3.00 per person fee (Lighthouse Point Park)
Tue 8 2 to 3 pm Sea Life Long Island (Barnard Nature Center)
Wed 9 9:30 to 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 10 3 to 4 pm Autumn Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Sat 12 9:30 - 11:30 am Pinecone Bird Feeder Making Workshop (Barnard Nature Center)
Sun 13 11 am Noon Getting Ready for Winter: Natural Changes (Edgewood Park Gazebo)
Tue 15 3:45 to 4:45 pm Birds of the West River (Barnard Nature Center)
Wed 16 9:30 to 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Fri 18 10:30-11:30 am Explore the Beach (Lighthouse Point Park)
Sat 19 1:30 to 3:30 pm Trail Work on Edgewood Park’s Rhododendron Trail (meet Coogan Pavilion)
Mon 21 10 to 11 am Tour of Fort Nathan Hale (meet in front of fort off Woodward Avenue)
Mon 21 3 to 4 pm Tree Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 22 10 to 11 am Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 22 3:45 to 4:45 pm Learn to use the Compass (Barnard Nature Center)
Wed 23 10-11 am Climb the Lighthouse-$3.00 fee (Lighthouse Point Park)
Mon 28 1 to 2 pm Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 29 3 to 4 pm Autumn Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)
Tue 29 3:45 to 4:45 pm Sea Life Long Island (Barnard Nature Center)
Wed 30 9:30 to 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station)

Pre-registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at (203) 691-3539 directions, more information, and to register for these programs. The ranger program calendar is available on the web at: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks/

The Barnard Nature Center is located on the corner Route 34 and Ella T Grasso Boulevard. The park entrance is located on Route 34


Edgewood Farmers Market

Sundays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Farmers MarketBecome a Friend of Edgewood Park Farmers Market
At the Edgewood Park Farmers' Market, stop by the CitySeed table to sign up for Friends of the Market! For a $25 donation, you will receive a Friends of the Market card that provides you with great discounts from vendors every week throughout the season. Card sales directly support CitySeed farmers' market operations!

Food Runners CT will be at the Edgewood Farmers Market this year. They are a non-profit group which organizes volunteers to pick up our farmer's surplus food and delivers it to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. Please consider volunteering one Sunday. Review the New Haven schedule for more information.

For a full market schedule, visit the CitySeed website


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