A green space jewel set on the Hamden/
New Haven border, Edgerton Park has been a part of the New Haven parks system since 1965.
How we Evolved: In 1972, the Edgerton Park Conservancy was formed to encourage and give support to local gardeners and park users. The Conservancy works collaboratively with the city and other groups to ensure a vibrant park. Over the years, the Park's initial purpose has expanded to include preserving the park, supporting environmental awareness, and providing education programs for elementary school children that enhance their connections between nature and the arts .
The Park, which encompasses 25 acres on the New Haven/ Hamden border, is the scene of many musical and dramatic events, and well as several fairs.
Services and programs include:
• Garden Plot and Greenhouse Space rental programs for year-round gardening. Details
• Eduction and outreach programs for teachers and students in the New Haven Public Schools. Details
• Rental space in its Carriage House for weddings and other events. More
Edgerton Park is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
"With regret, the Board of the Edgerton Park Conservancy acknowledges our dear colleague and friend, Christine Franquemont, pictured at left, who passed away on November 11. Christine was a dedicated park volunteer, board member and past president of the Conservancy.
We miss her greatly."
Click the link below to give online to the Edgerton Park Conservatory's Annual Fund.
• G.R.O.W.E.R.S. (www.growersinc.org) is a horticultural program for handicapped adults, who receive training and raise and sell plants to the public. It operates out the greenhouses, which it rents from Edgerton Park Conservancy.
The greenhouses are open for sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 7 days a week. Call 203-777-1886 for information. Entrance is at 75 Cliff Street, just off WhItney Avenue, near the New Haven/Hamden border.