New Haven County Parks Department

Find New Haven County Connecticut parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.


Branford Parks and Recreation 46 Church Street Branford CT 06405 203-488-8304


Cheshire Parks and Recreation 559 South Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 203-272-2743

East Haven Parks and Recreation 71 Hudson Street East Haven CT 06512 203-468-3367

Hamden Parks and Recreation 43 Jones Road Hamden CT 06514 203-624-3097

Meriden Parks and Recreation 688 Westfield Road Meriden CT 06450 203-634-3366

New Haven County Parks 165 Church Street New Haven CT 06510 203-946-8200

New Haven Parks Recreation 720 Edgewood Avenue New Haven CT 06515 203-946-8027

North Branford Parks and Recreation 1599 Foxon Road North Branford CT 06471 203-315-6017

Wallingford Parks and Recreation 6 Fairfield Boulevard Wallingford CT 06492 203-294-2120

Waterbury Parks and Recreation 135 East Liberty Street Waterbury CT 06706 203-574-8342

West Haven Parks and Recreation 190 Kelsey Avenue West Haven CT 06516 203-937-3651

Are there fees for using parks?

Many programs and activities that are run by Parks Departments or take place at Parks Department facilities are fee-based. Many parks may be open to the public at no cost, though some heavily-trafficked parks may charge an entry or parking fee. State and federal parks that have campgrounds may also charge camping fees.

Are Parks Department programs and activities for residents only?

Parks Department programs and services are often limited to residents of the community. In some cases, Parks Departments may allow participation by non-residents, who must pay a higher fee. Use of public parks and passive recreation spaces is generally open to the public.

Are dogs allowed in public parks?

Local rules vary, but most public parks allow dogs. However, the vast majority of communities have leash laws that apply when bringing dogs to public parks.