Beaver Ponds Park

Volunteer Leader(s):

Nan Bartow
James Cramer
Rebecca Cramer
Joan Hilliard

Neighborhood: Beaver Hills

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

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


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2021 Greenspace Report

Beaver Ponds, a diverse, intergenerational group, had another successful summer restoring and stewarding Beaver Ponds Park while enjoying much conversation and laughter. This year the group weeded, mulched, and refreshed both the planting beds located at the entrance to the park near Fournier Street and the pondside garden further along the main pathway, while Joan Hilliard and the children expanded the children’s garden. Chris Ozyck also brought some boulders and logs to establish a natural play area for the children around their garden. Finally, volunteers spent significant time this summer cutting back overgrown brush, removing vines from trees, and removing invasive species such as phragmites, Norway maples, and mugwort from the park.

2021 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (sugar maple)
  • 18 perennials planted (4 “pardon me” daylilies, 2 tickseed coreopsis, 2 hot pink verbena, 3 white liatris, 3 purple liatris, 2 “Cheyenne spirit” coneflower, 2 Arizona sun blanket flower)
  • 7.5 yards mulch spread
  • 7 events
  • 44 volunteers
  • 266 volunteer hours