Brooksvale Park 524 Brooksvale Ave, Hamden, CT06518 Brooksvale Park in the northern section of the town near the Cheshire line is one of the town's largest parks with more…More than 500 acres. It was a gift to the town from Enos Brooks, who for years farmed the land. In 1947 it was officially named Brooksvale Park, and in 1958 it was put under the control of the town's Parks and Recreation Department. For 35 years, Ranger Jim Grandy was the park's caretaker, followed by Ranger Vinny Lavorgna, who has since overseen the property. In 2004 the Friends of Brooksvale Park was formed to provide support to the park. The park is known for its Fall Festival and its maple syrup program in the spring. The park's Veteran's Memorial Building was recently refurbished. The park also has two softball fields and a picnic pavilion.
West Rock Ridge State Park 55 Wintergreen Ave, Hamden, CT06514 At West Rock Ridge State Park, visitors enjoy hiking trails and high cliffs with scenic views of New Haven Harbor and…More the Long Island Sound, car-top boating, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding. Judges Cave, a colonial era historic site, is also located at the park.
This popular state park is named for the massive two-mile rock formation that resembles a "sleeping giant." Visitors…More will find 30 miles of trails which are popular with hikers and the park's picnic tables are perfect gathering spot for families and friends. It also has attractions such as the stone observation tower, or as it is locally known, the "castle." It was built in 1934 as one of the depression-era Works Progress Administration's projects.</p>
Paul & Eddy's Pizza 1630 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT06517 Located next to Park Central Tavern on the corner of Whitney and Park. This 20-table restaurant serves Italian…More dinners and pizza for dine in or take out. It serves beer and wine on premises and has a free parking lot for patrons in the rear of the building.