Hayestown Road, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut
No dogs or other pets.
Heading west on US 84 in Danbury; get off at exit 8; turn right; turn right onto Hayestown Road; drive 0.3 of a mile and turn left onto East Hayestown Road; drive about 0.6 of a mile and turn right onto Hayestown Road. The park is on the left. Turn right into the parking lot for the Policemen's Athletic League.
The park does not open until 9 a.m. and only between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. There is a fee for residents and non-residents.
1929 – Connecticut's largest lake, Candlewood Lake , was artificially created where Wood Creek and the Rocky River meet near the Housatonic River.
The lake is operated as a hydroelectric power facility by the Connecticut Light and Power Company.
6/09/2005. After touring Hatters Community Park for the second time, I walked through the parking lot of the Policemen's Athletic League, crossed the road and went up to the locked gate. The area is primarily a beach with lots of lawn and a few scattered trees. It did not make me want to go in, even if I could get in at the early hour I was there.
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
*= plant blooming on date of field trip, 6/09/2005
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Picea pungens var. glauca (blue spruce)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Salix alba var. (weeping willow)
Cerastium vulgatum (mouse-ear chickweed) *
Medicago lupulina (black medick) *
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Trifolium pratense (red clover) *
Trifolium repens (white clover) *
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