Lenzi Park

Volunteer Leader(s):

Jenny Berkett
Sara Ohly
Britton Rogers

Neighborhood: Wooster Square

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: Corner of St. Johns and Jefferson Sts., New Haven, CT

Intern(s):

2018 Greenspace Report

The long standing Friends of Lenzi Park Greenspace group’s consistent care of Lenzi Park is evident in the work accomplished this summer. At Lenzi Park a path curves its way through the garden space. Previously this path saw reoccurring weeds due to the nature of the pea stones that covered it. This year a group from Emerge joined the Friends of Lenzi Park for a monumental work day in which the peastone was removed, and then through the efforts of the Friends of Lenzi Park a new stonedust path was laid. The focus for the year lay in caring for the plants already in the park, however a 12 perennials were planted in beds cleared along Saint John Street. Through the constant efforts of Volunteers like Jerry, Jenny, Michael and Sara, Lenzi Park continues to be a natural oasis in the Wooster Square neighborhood.

2018 Accomplishments

  • 1 shrubs planted (Dwarf Alberta Spruce)
  • 12 perennials planted (Black Eyed Susans, Coral Bells, Hostas, Lady’s Mantle)
  • 3.0 yards mulch spread
  • 11 events
  • 13 volunteers
  • 67 volunteer hours