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A Celebration of Branford’s Open Space [MAP]

A look at some of the open space parcels in Branford and how you can use them.

On Saturday, May 12, the community is invited to gather on one of Branford’s most frequently used public spaces – the – to .

“All present and former Branford residents who have ever donated their time and money, volunteered on a Town board or commission, and anyone who has ever skipped a stone at the or watched a sunset from , are invited to this Celebration,” the town has proclaimed.

From 1 to 4 p.m., there will be guest speakers including , Jane Bouley, and Peter Neill, Past President, Branford Land Trust. Informational displays, and activities for children will be part of this celebration of Branford’s land.

To help you know more about the public spaces in town and how you can use them, we’ve created an interactive map that we hope you find useful in getting out this summer to celebrate the land. Most of the information was derived from the Branford Land Trust website, the 2007 book, "The Walks of Branford" by the Branford Land Trust, and through various sources such as the Land Trust’s Bill Horne.

If you want to add anything about these properties and why you like to frequent them, please do so in the comments. 

Please note that photos of maps in our gallery of the open space properties highlighted in our interactive map are current as of 2007 (please note changes in the captions). 

Walton Burns May 04, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I had no idea there were so many little parks and woodlands, even downtown. Thanks for this.
Nicole Ball May 04, 2012 at 01:44 PM
You are welcome Walton! Branford is bursting with recreational opportunities... now it's just a matter of getting up and out to enjoy them! :)
Betsy Boynton May 04, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Parker Memorial Park is a beautiful place. I grew up at 64 Harbor St. Branford Point in the nineteen forties and fifties. The Park was a playground for us. I took the Red Cross swimming lessons at big beach. Spent many hours on the Watch Tower for the Ground Observer Corps. Also spent a lot of time on the Branford River in my boat crabbing and fishing. What wonderful memories I have!!!!!! Sincerely; Betsy Lendroth Boynton
SolarPete May 04, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Betsy I too grew up at 156 Harbor Street 50s-70s I remember crabbing ice fishing on the river and the park I even remember the razor clams where the beach is now along the road to the dock. Great place to grow up Folks like Muffy, Joyce Bradley and family and so many more.
Betsy Boynton May 05, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Pete: You mentioned two people I knew at Bfd. Point. There is no doubt many people and things we both remember in common. It is so nice to reminisce. Betsy Boynton

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