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“An Oasis between towns”
Review of Edgerton Park

Edgerton Park
Ranked #17 of 61 things to do in New Haven
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Owner description: Edgerton Park was donated by Frederick Brewster. Interesting history, feastures conservancy, community gardens, plays/festivals, greenhouses.
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Located half in New Haven and half in Hamden, this land was once owned by Eli Whitney and was the site of a mansion belonging to a wealthy industrialist named Brewster. The house is long gone but the carriage house, the gate cottage and the greenhouses remain, surrounded by wonderful plantings and old trees. There's a wonderful fountain, a nice hill for sledding in the winter and bountiful community gardens. A fall folk festival takes place here, as well as Fairs, concerts and other events.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

This former estate is tucked away in the posh East Rock neighborhood, with limited entrances. It rather still resembles an estate, with its long stone walls cutting you off from the elegant residential neighborhood adjoining.

Inside there are nice paths for easy walking, and a nice open field for picnics or an afternoon of reading or playing with the dog. There are better and more demanding hiking paths in nearby East Rock Park, with its high vista from the summit.

During the summer, there are often concerts here, and performances by the Elm Shakespeare Company.

It's not of New Haven's great parks, but a charming idyll for an afternoon stroll.

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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We went to Edgerton Park for a college assignment which required us to watch a play this summer. The stage was done well and so was the acting of the play Hamlet. I grew up in New Haven but never went to Edgerton Park. It was easy to find and a great night out. We brough chairs and enjoyed the play.

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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Lots of green and sky in this oasis in the middle of New Haven. Walk around and enjoy the sights and sounds.

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

It's a community favorite. This is a lovely place. I am very excited about going back for the fall foliage.

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