Edgewood Skatepark

Volunteer Leader(s):

Ben Berkowitz

Neighborhood: Edgewood

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: Edgewood Park, Fitch St & Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT, 06515

Intern(s):

2019 Greenspace Report

In their first year, the Edgewood Skatepark very clearly demonstrated their commitment and love for this space. They set out to add shade to the park and more fruiting trees, as well as increasing the overall aesthetic of the skating area. The high capacity of this group allowed them to accomplish all of those goals, plus often planting more than one tree per workday. Despite many of the volunteers having little gardening or planting experience, they were fast learners and persevered through any challenges. The progress they made this summer has transformed the skatepark and will continue to do so as these trees and plants grow in the coming years.

2019 Accomplishments

  • 9 trees planted (American Linden (2), Red Maple, Serviceberry (2), White gold sweet cherry, Fruiting Apple, Colorado Blue Spruce (2))
  • 2 shrubs planted ( Itea (2))
  • 14 perennials planted (2 golden tiara hostas, 4 daylilies, 2 coreopsis, 4 sedum, 2 wide brim hostas)
  • 1.0 yards compost spread
  • 2.0 yards mulch spread
  • 7 events
  • 19 volunteers
  • 75 volunteer hours