Riverside Park is a lovely 18-acre wooded open space that rises from the Thames River to the Northeast New London neighborhood and the new Winthrop Elementary STEM Magnet School. Created in 1893, the park was a popular recreation spot - for games, picnicking, swimming and viewing the annual Yale-Harvard Regatta - for generations of New Londoners, until it became isolated due to the construction of I-95 and urban renewal. It remains a hidden gem whose unique landscape and sweeping views offer peaceful respite from the stresses of everyday life. Directions to the park.
Down by the Riverside Festival 2016
On Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, Connecticut will host the largest National Trails Day® celebration in the nation. Riverside Park Conservancy, in collaboration with Mitchell College and the Drop-In Learning Center, is sponsoring a walk through Mitchell Woods.
Join Master Gardener Coordinator Susan Munger for a close-up look at the recent renovation of the Mitchell Woods, which included removal of invasives and creation of new trails. Hopefully, the wood's large rhododendrons will be in bloom, too. The Drop In Learning Center, located on the property, will be open for tours after the walk.
For information about all of the events available in Connecticut, visit the CT Forest & Park Association.