Welcome to Brooksvale Park!
Annual WREATHMAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Hamden’s Department of Recreation and the Friends of Brooksvale Park present the Annual Wreath Making Workshop on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
*** UPDATE—SESSION 1 AT 10AM IS NOW FULL***
TO REGISTER: Email the park directly at email@example.com or call the park office at 203-287-2669 clearly giving your name, contact information, and session you are registering for. Each person MUST register individually for themselves! Park staff WILL call/email you to CONFIRM you are registered. Each session is limited to 25 participants, no walk-ins can be accommodated. Please note: This workshop is geared towards adults and is not suitable for young children.
With assistance from knowledgeable staff and volunteers you will learn how to craft your own Christmas wreath made from a variety of fresh-cut greens, baubles and bows. Each wreath is unique and both men and women enjoy this annual tradition. Many say this is the start of the Christmas season for them!
Crafting sessions are at 10am, Noon and 2pm. Preregistration is required as each session is limited to 25 participants. Each handcrafted wreath costs $20.00 with 100% of the proceeds put back into the park for educational purposes. If you have clippers/pruners please bring them as we have a limited number available.
If you’d like to bring a sweet treat to share with others, our refreshment table will be set-up and the mulled cider and hot coffee will be ready for you! For info about FOB or to become a member, go to www.friendsofbrooksvale.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember, you must contact the park directly at the email or phone # above to register for the workshop!
The workshop takes place in the Veterans’ Memorial Building at Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Ave. Hamden CT. Only a wicked winter storm will cancel but if you’re unsure call the park.
Also, Ranger Vinny is on the hunt for fresh (free) greens for the workshop. If you know of someone who has spruce, pine or balsam trees needing trimming or take down, have them contact him soon—Thank you!
Brooksvale Park is a 500 acre public park owned and operated by the town of Hamden, CT. Brooksvale is a farm inspired park that includes farm animals, an organic vegetable/herb garden, a sugar shack for boiling maple syrup, a bee apiary, fields for recreational use, and hiking trails. The Park's Veterans Memorial Hall is available to rent for children's birthday parties during the off season. The Picnic Pavilion is available to rent from May thru October. (send an email if interested)
Park staff offer the annual Camp Brooksvale summer day camp, educational programs, and the Brooksvale Fall Festival. The Friends of Brooksvale contribute year round, and present Maple Sugaring Day and the annualWreathMaking Workshop.
The Barnyard is a wonderful place to visit, and the staff works hard to keep it safe for the animals and visitors. BARNYARD RULES-- Absolutely NO FEEDING of our animals. Also, adults and group leaders please monitor kids closely in the Barnyard--Thank you! The animals live at the Park year round and create a real farm atmosphere that children and adults enjoy. The public is able to interact with the animals if they choose in a respectful manner (observe signage) The animals are also involved in the camp programs, as children learn about animal husbandry and agriculture.
During the warmer months, the adjacent farm garden is up and running. School children, campers, and visitors can walk through the garden and learn about organic farming. During the colder months the Park focuses on maple sugaring, teaching visitors and school children about the process of boiling sap and tapping our sugar maple trees.
You'll find more information about the history of the park, the barnyard, the garden, and other amazing things the Park has to offer in the main menu. Thank you for visiting the park website and we hope to see you soon!