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June Newsletter 2012, Volume 2, Number 6
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Summer Camp Brochures are In!

June 25 to August 3
16 Camps - 3 two-week sessions

The Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Brochures are now available. Visit the Parks Website to download the brochure and registration forms.

In this Issue:

Summer Camp BrochureBrochure Contents:

  • Camp Registration Notes, Information & Guidelines
  • Cool Camps for Hot Summer Days
    • City Camp
    • Nature Pals
    • Eco-Adventure Camps
    • Theatre Camp
    • Music Camp
  • Registration Forms
  • Summer Community Recreation Open Schools
  • All-Star Sports Camps
    • Basketball
    • Track & Field
    • Kids Tennis Clubs
  • Public Swimming Pool Schedule
  • New Arts/Crafts and Mobile Playground buses

PDF DocumentClick here to download the Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Forms


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HikingCanoeing

Friday Night Canoe Rentals on the Mill River
June 1, 8, and 15
4:30 to 7:30 PM
Saturday Canoe Rentals on the Mill River
- Canceled
June 16
11 AM - 3 PM
$10 Per Boat for New Haven Residents/$20 for Non-Residents.
$5 Individual Paddlers NH Res./ $10 for Non-Res. *up to 3/4 people per boat (TBD by Parks Staff)
First Come, First Serve.
No Pre-Registration Required
No Experience Necessary. PFD, Paddle and Boat provided.
For ages 5+. 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Trip Length: about 45 minutes

To register or for more information
please call 203-946-6559 or email Ranger Joe at jmilone@newhavenct.net


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Julia Child Rose at Pardee Rose GardenPardee Rose Garden and Greenhouse

Annual Rose Garden Walk and Plant Sale

June 16, 10:00 am to 12 noon
180 Park Road, Hamden

Friends of the Pardee Rose Garden and Greenhouse - Annual Rose Garden Walk and Plant Sale will take place on June 16, 2012, from 10 am until 12 noon. Refreshments will be available. "Please come to see one of the most beautiful Rose Gardens in the area". Matt, Park's resident horticulturalist will guide the walk, explain the history of the Pardee Rose Garden and show the many varieties of roses planted in the garden. He will also give tips to help gardeners become successful rose gardeners.

The rose garden and greenhouse are located at 180 Park Road, at the intersection of Park Drive and Farm Road in Hamden, CT. 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 Park and are maintained by the City of New Haven's Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.

Pardee Greenhouse - New Haven, CT
The restored Pardee Greenhouses

FPRGG has planting sessions every Wednesday from 10:00 am until noon. Volunteers are welcome to join in the planting under the supervision of Parks' resident horticulturist Matt. The sessions involve planting of seeds and then transplanting seedlings into flats. We have plants specifically chosen for the Butterfly Garden at Lighthouse Park and other plants for specific park and public sites throughout the City of New Haven. Some plants will be available for sale at the annual walk.

Butterfly Garden flower list: Cut & Come Again Zinnia's, Tave Lavender, Mixed Marigolds, Blanket Flower, AZ Red, Russell Chandelier Lupine, Butterfly Weed, Blue Flax, Swamp Milkweed and Blackberry Lilly.

To sign up or for more information please contact: Matt at 203-946-8020.


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Park Ranger Public Programs - June 2012

Trowbridge Environmental Center at East Rock Programs
Staff: Dan Barvir and Wray Williams, Park Rangers

Day Date Time Location
Sat 2 9:30 to 11 pm Bird Walk for Edgewood Park Pond Celebration - Ranger Dan
Sat 2 12 to 4 pm National Trails Day – East Rock Summit area - Ranger Dan
Park Clean-up with the Friends of East Rock Park
Sat 16 11 am to 3 pm Canoe New Haven on the Mill River - Staff
Call 203-946-6768 for more info
Tue 19 10 am to 12 noon Last Spring Bird Walk - Ranger Dan
Wed 20 9:30 - 11 am First Day of Summer Walk - Ranger Wray
Wed 20 3 to 4 pm First Day of Summer Walk - Ranger Wray

Registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at 203-946-6086 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
Staff: Terry McCool and Harry Coyle, Park Rangers

Day Date Time Location
Mon 4 1-2pm Senior Nature Walk: Edgewood Park - Ranger Harry
Wed 6 9:30-11am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry
Mon 11 1-2pm Sea Life of Long Island Sound (Barnard Nature Center) - Ranger Terry
Mon 11 4-5pm Sea Life of Long Island Sound (NH Free Public Library) - Ranger Terry
Tue 12 3-4pm Birds of the West River (Barnard Nature Center) - Ranger Harry
Wed 13 9:30-11am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry
Fri 15 10-11am Spring Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry
Tue 19 10-11am Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry
Wed 20 9:30-11am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry
Wed 20 1-2pm First Day of Summer Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry

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


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New Haven Harbour LighthouseLighthouse Point Park Parking Passes and Fees

Park Hours
Gates open from 7 a.m. to sunset year round

Parking Pass Fees - Summer Season - April 1 to November 1
- New Haven registered vehicles - No charge
- Non-resident vehicles - $20/day, $100/season
- Out-of-state - $30/day, no seasonal
- Charter busses (weekdays only) - $100

For more information about Lighthouse Point Park, visit the New Haven Parks website:
http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/ParksInformation/lighthousepoint.asp


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Monthly Photo Gallery

Carousel Centenial - Lighthouse Point Park

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West River Tidal Marsh Restoration - June 2, 2012

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The Duck Pond development at Edgewood Park
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Mayor DeStefano and Representative Rosa DeLauro praising the tidal marsh preservation project
West River Tidal MarshWest River Tidal Marsh
The West River Tidal Gates ----- Volunteers planting marsh plants around the Duck Pond wetland

Park Visitor Photo Submission - by Janette Iantorno

Parks Visitor Photos - Janette Iantorno
Enjoying the Outdoors - Lighthouse Park Beach
Parks Visitor Photos - Janette Iantorno
Fishing - Lighthouse Park - New Haven Harbour
Parks Visitor Photos - Janette Iantorno
Sailing - Lighthouse Park Beach
Parks Visitor Photos - Janette Iantorno
Water Fun - Lighthouse Point Splash Pad


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