Beaver Ponds Park

Volunteer Leader(s):

Nan Bartow
Bill Bidwell

Neighborhood: Beaver Hills

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

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

Intern(s):

2018 Greenspace Report

Friends of Beaver Ponds Park is a group of well acquainted Beaver Hills community members committed to maintaining and improving the environmental quality of Beaver Ponds Park. Year after year, they convene under the catalpa tree to discuss their interests of the park, develop a shared vision, and actualize their evening plans for the park. Socialization is key for this greenspace group. While they steward the park for a few hours every Wednesday evening, they shared stories, laughter and smiles. They were very productive this 2018 Greenspace season. Visitors, passers, and insect life can relish in the expanded curbside garden. Over the course of the summer, they nearly doubled it’s size. The park is now more visible from the corner of Fournier St. and Crescent St., as many of the evergreen trees have been pruned up to improve visibility and enhance structure. Overall, this Greenspace group is a dynamo of stewardship, kindness, and care for the environment. Stewardship of Beaver Ponds Park is always inclusive and a family affair.

2018 Accomplishments

  • 61 perennials planted (Perovskia, Achillea millefolium, Coreopsis, Rudbeckia, Sage, Hemerocallis, Salvia, Sedum, Liatris, Liriope, Echinacea, Heuchera )
  • 11.0 yards mulch spread
  • 9 events
  • 23 volunteers
  • 168 volunteer hours