2015 Report for Beaver Pond Park

Neighborhood:

Beaver Hills

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

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

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

23

Total volunteer hours

206

Number of events

8

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

2

Number of perennials planted

50

Enter more details about perennials planted

catmint (8), sedum (6), russian sage (2), potentilla (1), day lilies (5), yucca (2), lavender (4), coneflower (2), coral bells (8), yarrow (4), spirea (1), liatris (8)

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

3.00

Summary

Beaver Ponds Park is a 109-acre ‘Urban Oasis’ featuring native plants, trees, and shrubs. The Park sits between East and West Rock and serves a filter and reservoir for much of the city’s stormwater. It also is a resting group for migrating birds. It is a wonderful park in the middle of the city where one can go kayaking, have picnics, and see deer, turtles, monarch butterflies in the milkweed garden. The Friends of Beaver Ponds Park (FOBPP) are a group dedicated to conserving and maintaining this park and have done excellent work. This year, the group focused on working on the western entrance to the park at the corner of Crescent Ave. and Fournier St. The park has athletic infrastructure such as baseball fields and a track. Although construction was occurring all summer for athletic upgrades, the FOBPP came out every week to plant, maintain, and steward this wonderful greenspace in New Haven.

Other activity

1,125 gallons of water provided to thirsty plants in the urban oasis