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Parks, Recreation & Trees

Welcome to our Department!

The beauty of the City of New Haven is personified in its parks for residents to enjoy nature. At the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for New Haven residents by creating an atmosphere of community through people, parks and programs. We are proudly responsible for the stewardship of the Elm City’s over 2,200 acres of parks, and the tree belt. Our department offers a wide variety of programming. 

 

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Downloads (pdf) Activity Description
  Paint Night Description: Sit & Paint with Kendall. Art instructor Kendall Shanklin will lead step-by-step painting lessons at Coogan Pavilion. Take home your own beautiful artwork on canvas (No alcohol permitted in City Parks). Register by emailing dlemonas@newhavenct.gov
  Pottery Classes Description: Hand-building pottery classes. Class will be held in Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park - Whalley Ave & Fitch St. $60 for 4 classes - includes instruction, materials and firing of hand-built and glazed pieces. Ages 8 and up or with guardian.
  Saturday Science Description: Saturday Science class is for ages 7-11. The class is held at Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park. Each week our Staff Scientists will lead experiments that include chemistry, physics and biology. Some experiments will have an art component and may include take-home projects.
 

Line Dancing Description: Scheri Walker will teach dance moves for popular line dancing songs often heard at weddings and other gatherings.

 filetypeWinter Programs 2019 View the .pdf for more information on all Winter 2019 Programs such as After School; Line Dancing; Paint night; Yoga; Pottery; Saturday Science; Digi Camp; Soccer; Tennis; Martial Arts; Aqua Fusion; Badminton; Pickleball and Open Swim.
  Water Aerobics. Classes will include Aqua Zumba, Aqua Fit, Aqua Toning,and Aqua Stretch. Thursdays and Saturdays, October 4 through June 1.

Fall Yoga at Lighthouse & Coogan Pavilion. FREE TRIAL Wednesday, September 12th at Lighthouse 6:15 – 7:00pm & Saturday, September 15th 8:15 – 9:00am at Coogan Pavilion. 6-week sessions will begin on September 19th at Lighthouse from 6:15 – 7:00pm and on September 22nd at Coogan Pavilion from 8:15 – 9:00am. The cost is $45 per person per session for each location. The second sessions will run Wednesdays 11/7 – 12/19 and Saturdays 11/3 – 12/15, with no classes the week of Thanksgiving.

pdf icon  Paddling Activities  Canoeing, Paddle Boarding & Kayaking
pdf icon  Coming Soon! The Youth Archery class introduces participants to the foundational skills of the sport.  All safety gear and equipment will be provided. 
pdf icon NHPR After School Time We are open when school is closed. Check out the great after school program.
 pdf icon Paint Night

Sit & Paint with Kendall. Art instructor Kendall Shanklin will lead step-by-step painting lessons at Coogan Pavilion. Take home your own beautiful artwork on canvas. Classes are $15 per person per class which includes a canvas to take home. Family Nights for all ages will be on September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. Adults Nights for ages 18+ will be on September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12. (No alcohol permitted in City Parks). Register by emailing MAery@NewHavenCT.gov

  Line Dancing with Scheri Walker. Scheri Walker will teach dance moves for popular line dancing songs often heard at weddings and other gatherings. Those who have taken classes with Scheri in the past are invited to return to the Thursday evening classes from 6:00 – 7:00pm at Coogan Pavilion. If you’re new to line dancing, you are encouraged to begin with the Friday night class from 6:00 – 7:00pm at Coogan Pavilion. The Advanced Beginners class will have two 7-week sessions, one beginning Sept 6th and the second beginning October 25th and ending December 13th  (There will be no class Thanksgiving week). The Advanced Beginners class will be 7 weeks long and will be held on September 14, 28, October 5, 12, 26 and November 2 & 9.  Each 7-week sessions this fall is $30 per person. Classes will break for the week preceding Christmas. New sessions will be offered in January.

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Instructions:
  1. Click to open a request form then print the request form
  2. Complete the printed application form then
  3. Mail or bring completed application with fee to: 
    City of New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees 
    720 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, CT 06515

 

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Director
Rebecca Bombero
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Phone
203-946-8027 or 
203-946-8020

Address
720 Edgewood Avenue

New Haven, CT 06515

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (Today)

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