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

What is a Parks Department?

A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.

There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.