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


2017 Greenspace Report

Friends of Beaver Ponds Park is a large, dedicated group of volunteers that meets every Wednesday evening during the summer to improve the natural features of the park and support and preserve wildlife. Now park visitors can enjoy new informational signs along the mulched path by the southern side of the pond thanks to efforts and talents of this group. The park is looking increasingly vibrant after volunteers planted 125 perennials in the park and distributed over 6 yards of mulch. Each week volunteers removed countless wheelbarrows full of invasive plants to make room for a diversity of native, pollinating flowers and shrubs. The space serves as an educational space and a beautiful refuge for both neighbors and wildlife alike.

2017 Accomplishments

  • 2 shrubs planted (Hypericum albury purple)
  • 125 perennials planted (daylilies, coral bells, echinacea, russian sage, yarrow, blackeyed susans, liatris, scabiosa, 'autumn joy' sedum, sedum spurium, speedwell, catmint, coreopsis, bee balm, gaillardia, cornflower, cosmos)
  • 1.0 yards compost spread
  • 6.0 yards mulch spread
  • 9 events
  • 29 volunteers
  • 465 volunteer hours