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


Photo Gallery

Robin weeding the circle/monument garden.
John and Ryan unloading mulch and compost from the truck.
Robin with the weeded and mulched circle/monument garden.
Point garden with mulch/compost pile ready to be used.
Installing the water meter at Monitor Square!
Planting perennials in the circle/monument garden.
Watering perennials at Monitor Square.
The volunteer group at Monitor Square.

2019 Greenspace Report

Friends of Monitor Square is an emeritus Greenspace group led by two very dedicated and capable members of the West River community. This summer, the group’s main focus was stewardship activities (e.g., weeding, spreading mulch and compost, picking up trash, etc.). However, they also planted some more perennials to restore tree pits and the circle/monument garden. New Haven Parks assisted the group’s efforts by getting a water meter installed so they would have access to water on site throughout the summer months.

2019 Accomplishments

  • 43 perennials planted (daylily (x16); liriope (x7); iris (x5); agastache (x4); sedum (x5); dianthus (x6))
  • 1.0 yards compost spread
  • 6.5 yards mulch spread
  • 11 events
  • 7 volunteers
  • 60 volunteer hours