Friends of Edgewood Park is an advocacy group for Edgewood Park. Our mission is to assist the New Haven Department of Parks and Recreation in preserving and enhancing Edgewood Park for the enjoyment of all.
Join Naomi Senzer as she demonstrates how to tap maple trees.Sunday, February 21, 1 pm. Learn how to collect sap and turn it into maple syrup. Meet near the tennis courts. (If driving, enter park on West Rock Av, near Whalley Av.)
Sugar Maple SocialMarch 26
Join us for a community potluck supper celebrating and enjoying Edgewood Park maple syrup. Saturday, March 26, 5 pm. At Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park. (If driving enter park at Whalley Av and Fitch St.)
The Friends of Edgewood Park are sponsoring two events in conjunction with Parks Dept.
Cut down invasive plants
on Sun afternoon, Mar 6, Noon to 3pm
Join us for a winter work session
removing invasives at the soccer field
Sat. Mar 6, Noon - 3 pm.
We will meet in the soccer field below the stairs at the Chapel St. Bridge (between Ella Grasso Blvd. and Yale Ave.). URI (Urban Resources Initiative) Chris Ozyck will guide us. We will work with snow or mud on the ground; we will not work if it is snowing or raining hard. Call 203 500-7777. Kids who are able to help are welcome. Bring tools if you have them; otherwise we will provide them.
An invigorating workout with friendly people that helps the environment - you can't beat that combination!
New Haven Age Group Track Club hosts 5K in Edgewood Park, Saturday, April 2, 9 AM. See race details.
Runners, Walkers & Bicyclists!
Do you want to join others to walk, run or ride through the park? Do you prefer to start your own group? Are you already in a group and have room for others? Email the Friends of Edgewood Park. We will put you in touch with one another.
The Youth@Work team made significant improvements at Edgewood Park this summer:
Removed invasive Japanese knotweed from the Blue Trail to make it safer and more walkable.
Leveled the West Park Ave.Trail so Wes and Jeremy (Parks Dept.) could lay down asphalt millings.
Created a wood chip berm along the top of the West Park Ave. trail to slow erosion.
Planted six trees (three willows at the Mid Bridge, two red oaks at the playground, and one sugar maple near the Ranger Station).
Painted benches at the Sundial Sprinkler and at Pendleton and Edgewood.
Trimmed dead branches off fruit trees
Made original signs to discourage littering, and
Picked up trash.
Most significantly, learned to work as a team. They endured very hot and humid working conditions, and faced their fears of spiders and bees.
Many thanks to Gwendolyn Busch from the Youth at Work office, and to Wes Downiing, Jeremy, and Dave Moser (Parks/City Plan) for helping to make the improvements to the West Park Ave.Trail a reality! A special thanks to Timothy Brown, Edgewood's Youth at Work coordinator. And finally, a thank you to all the Friends of Edgewood Park who contributed funds to help pay Timothy's salary, especially the Tom Holahan Fund.