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“A serene oasis gifted to the city by a family who once had a massive stone pile in the midst of this block-sized park.”
Review of Edgerton Park

Edgerton Park
Ranked #16 of 59 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 30 June 2014 via mobile

Edgerton is lovely and unassuming, well-used and well-loved by those who live nearby. A rolling hill and large old specimen trees lend an air of peace and calm. There are programs throughout the year, perhaps most notable being a Shakespeare in the Park during the summer. The lovely original stone greenhouse contains avwide collection of specimen plants as well as an array of quite reasonable flowers, bulbs and bushes for sale.
For a short stroll or an afternoon oasis you would have to travel quite a bit to duplicate Edgerton's very real if low key charms.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Throughout my years in New Haven this has always been my favorite park. In the beginning, large, spread out, and walled-in it was a place to take my dog for a walk away from city traffic. Then, when I had kids, it was a place to walk a fussy baby to sleep while enjoying the fresh air. When the kids got a little older is was a great place to let them run off some energy. It also has some great sledding hills in winter. It's pefect for enjoying the fall foliage. It's a perfect place to jog all year long. Weather permitting people often take part in Tai Chi and yoga here too. It is a popular place to have photographs taken, especially wedding photos. It's also popular for farmer's markets, festivals, concerts and theatrical events. It has a greenhouse which you can visit and view plants as well as at times purchase plants and flowers. If you live in New Haven or you are just passing through take a break and enjoy a little nature at Edgerton Park.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

A wonderful walled park. Great place to picnic or just to go for a stroll. The former Brewster estate which was left to the City of New Haven, it is very well maintained and it feels as if you are in extensive park land with wonderful old trees. Usually very quiet and peaceful, it is not familiar to the general public, but is the venue for "Shakespeare in the Park" in the fall. There are also wonderful gardens and a greenhouse that produces plants for sale.

Thank clarabow01
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

First discovered this as the venue for Shakespeare in the park, concerts, festivals even a taichi class. It's a wonderful place to take a short walk and relax for an hour or so roaming along little paths. Lots of dog walkers. Nice greenhouse. Some lovely hidden areas.

Thank therese l
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We were here for an intimate wedding on a week day. It was the perfect setting. Wall enclosed, away from traffic, lots of trees, a fountain, only a few people walking their dogs, all of whom (people and dogs) were very respectful of the ceremony being held. It is located just a short distance north of downtown New Haven off of Church/Whitney Avenue Street.

Thank GlendaS260
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