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):

2019 Greenspace Report

The forty-four hours that volunteers spent working at Lenzi Park on Thursday nights this summer only tell part of the story. Less known are the off days: the additional two days a week, early spring through late fall, in which group members weeded, mulched, watered, and pruned on their own time. Lenzi Park started its long season by weeding everywhere: between sidewalk pavers, along the stone dust path, and in all of its planting beds, each of which has a carefully curated mood. Then, they planted an additional forty-three perennials across the park to supplement existing plantings. With its gently curving walking path, artistic garden design, and picnic-ready lawn, Lenzi Park is a gem of the Wooster Square area. The Lenzi Park gardeners are brilliant examples of stewardship at its best.

2019 Accomplishments

  • 43 perennials planted (Pardon me daylilies, ajuga, vinca, pink coneflower, white coneflower)
  • 1.0 yards mulch spread
  • 8 events
  • 5 volunteers
  • 44 volunteer hours