Welcome to Brooksvale Park!
BROOKSVALE FALL FESTIVAL
Sat. September 29, 2018
11 am – 4 pm at Brooksvale Park
(rain date is the next day Sept 30)
TO FEATURE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: PONY RIDES, HAY RIDE, A CLIMBING WALL, BIRDS OF PREY, AND MORE…
The festival will feature a variety of outdoor fun, including pony rides, a tractor-drawn hayride through a haunted forest, and a climbing wall. There will also be a Kid’s Zone with games and crafts. And there will be demonstrations by Hamden Police Department’s K-9 unit
The event will also have great music and great food, plus displays on time honored crafts such as beekeeping and house wright tools and methods. Dozens of Environmental exhibitors, community organizations and natural crafters will be on the field.
Admission to the event and parking is free. Cash is required for ticket purchases for some activities with no activity costing more than $5. Food vendors and crafters also require cash. Please note that there is no ATM or wireless access at the park.
Brooksvale Park is located in northern Hamden at 524 Brooksvale Avenue, 1 mile off Whitney Avenue.
PLEASE CARPOOL IF POSSIBLE, AND EVEN BETTER, ARRIVE BY BIKE ON THE FARMINGTON CANAL LINE---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 annual WreathMaking 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!