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


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