Monitor Square Park

Volunteer Leader(s):

John S Fitzpatrick
John Fitzpatrick

Neighborhood: West River

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: 1523 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, 06511


2014 Greenspace Report

The Friends of Monitor Square has been actively improving this monument park since 2009. Last year, due to declining participation, the group became an emeritus group and focused on stewardship of previous years' plantings. Like last year, the group that currently comprises of two committed volunteers met on Saturdays to spread compost and mulch on existing tree beds and flower beds. John and Robin, the two volunteers of Friends of Monitor Square met on their own time on Saturdays and requested for resources such as compost and mulch as they needed. The group worked with Common Grounds student crew to plant a hawthorn tree. In addition they also planted a boxwood and four dianthus in the corner garden at the intersection of Derby Ave. and Winthrop Ave.

2014 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Hawthorne)
  • 1 shrubs planted (Boxwood)
  • 4 perennials planted (Dianthus)
  • 0.5 yards compost spread
  • 3.5 yards mulch spread
  • 9 events
  • 2 volunteers
  • 43 volunteer hours