Welcome to the Riverside Park Conservancy


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.


New London Neighbor Day 2019


In 2019, Riverside Park will again be the location for New London's annual Neighbor Day celebration. Come to the park on Sunday, May 19, to enjoy a picnic hosted by local attorney Daryl Finizio and the Riverside Park Conservancy.

On December 6, 2011, New London Mayor Daryl Finizio authorized the annual observance of NEIGHBOR DAY each year on the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend in perpetuity. Tha tradition continued this year with a celebration of community in our beautiful park!


Upcoming Park Clean-up & Planting Days


In cooperation with New London's citywide clean-up on Saturday, June 1, the Riverside Park Conservancy will host an event at the park from 9:30am-12noon. Join us as we pick up trash, remove invasives from our plantings, and prepare new areas for putting in native shrubs and perennials. In particular, we will start clearing the area in the park's northeast corner (between the road and railroad tracks) in anticipation of planting a meadow there. Please bring hand tools if you have them. The city is providing water, trash bags, gloves, and pizza.

Future clean-up days will be held on the first Saturday of each month through October.