Workdays begin at the Trowbridge Environmental Center at the entrance to East Rock Park near the intersection of Orange and Cold Spring Streets, New Haven, CT 06511
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The City of New Haven is responsible for the maintenance of 2275 acres of park land, 500 acres of which is groomed and requires seasonal mowing and care.
East Rock Park is 427 acres of that total. The City does not have the human and financial resources to do all that needs to be done across this vast system.
Our members and our partner organizations meet throughout the year to support and extend the work of the Parks Department. A lot of stewardship is accomplished during our annual Youth@Work program which runs for four weeks each summer. More work is done during Greenspace summer work days when an intern from Urban Resources Initiative provides expertise and materials for a green enhancement.
WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
The Park cannot speak for itself.
Our group speaks for it.
Members report concerns directly to staff of the Department of Parks and Trees and via See, Click, Fix.
Or we fix the problem ourselves.
Members suggest park improvements and we often fund those projects thanks to donations and grant monies.
Join us in order to speak for the park and all its inhabitants.
We build community every time we come together to plan and carry out our stewardship and advocacy initiatives.
Over the years we have worked with a variety of local organizations to facilitate cleanup days. These organizations include: Avangrid, Yale University, Quinnipiac University, Gateway Community College, Wilbur Cross High School, Hooker Elementary School, the United Way and other groups looking for an opportunity to provide community service. Thanks to our large collection of tools and equipment we are able to accommodate groups both large and small so please contact us in order to build and improve our community!
Besides work days we sometimes gather socially for events such as the Chili Cook-off and Tea at the Pardee Rose Garden.
For many years we sponsored an annual Photo Contest in which winning photos were printed on notecards and sold in the neighborhood enabling us to share the beauty and majesty of the park with friends outside of New Haven.