2011 Report for Beaver Pond Park


Beaver Hills

Type of Site:

Park Friends


intersection of Crescent Street and Fournier Street, New Haven, CT



Number of volunteers


Total volunteer hours


Number of events


Number of trees planted


Number of shrubs planted


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3 Ninebark, 1 Spirea, 3 Winter Hazel, 3 Swamp Azaleas

Number of perennials planted


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5 Bee Balm, 3 Yucca, 2 Heuchera

Yards mulch spread



The Friends of Beaver Pond Park (FOBPP) group is comprised of energetic and dedicated members of the Beaver Hills community who work hard to protect and restore the beauty of the ponds, the woodlands, and the walkways in Beaver Pond Park. In their eighth year as a Greenspace group, the Friends continued to steward the portion of Beaver Pond Park that begins near Crescent and Fournier Streets and extends south towards the football field. This year the group continued to work on removing invasives from around the pond bank to create an inviting area for park users. They also worked hard to maintain and increase the beauty of their existing flowerbeds and memorial rock garden by adding colorful perennials, weeding and watering diligently, and adding many yards of pine mulch. For their final workday the group began to develop a new azalea garden, adding three new swamp azaleas to complement the existing flame azaleas in the area. Emphasizing how important it is to members of this group for the park to be an inviting place for the community, the Friends group also accomplished the building of four large stone benches. Protected by the shade of a large catalpa tree, the benches are intended for use as an environmental education area where area youth can learn about nature and the environment. To provide for better trash disposal, the group also arranged for the New Haven Parks Department to pour the concrete foundations for the future installation of three new metal trash cans. Finally, the group excitedly has begun the process of designing and building an Osprey platform for the park. Check out their website! www.beaverpondpark.org