Hamden Parks/Facilities

Below is a listing of Hamden parks, fields, and facilities available for public usage. The facilities within each park, and how many are available, are listed underneath the park’s name. Please note that Sleeping Giant and West Rock Ridge are state run parks, separate from Hamden parks and recreation, and are not listed here. If you are seeking information on Sleeping Giant State Park or West Rock Ridge State Park please return to our Parks and Recreation links. Thank you for visiting Hamden parks!

Bassett Park: Corner of Ridge Rd. & Waite St.
Basketball Court -(1)
Concession Stand
Hamden Dog Park
Larry’s Playground– tots & preadolescent
Little League fields (5)
Parking facilities

Tennis Court (1)

Brooksvale Recreation Park: 524 Brooksvale Ave. (off Whitney)
416 acre nature park & wildlife sanctuary
Archery Range (Scheduled use only)
Barn – Maintenance & Storage
Cabin – Under Renovation/Not available at this time
Charcoal Grills (6)
Domestic Animal Barnyard
Hiking Trails – 7 ½ miles
Maple Sugaring Shack
Nature Wildlife Garden
Open Play Area
Overnight Shelters (5) –Under Renovation
Overnight Tent Camping (Organized Groups Only)
Parking Areas
Picnic Area
Picnic Pavilion (20’ x 40’)
Pond for Ice Skating & Nature Study
Restroom facilities– not handicapped accessible
Sledding Area (2) – 1 big and 1 small
Softball Field (2)
Tot Lot Playground
Veterans Memorial Building
For more information on Brooksvale park please click: Friends of Brooksvale 

DeNicola Park: Treadwell St.
Basketball Court
Playground playscape
Off-street parking

Farmington Canal Greenway:
A converted canal line and railroad route into a paved trail for pedestrian traffic. Enjoy walking, jogging, cycling or rollerblading along 10 miles of scenic Hamden.  The canal line spans the entire length of Hamden and continues north into Cheshire and south into New Haven.  Trail enthusiasts can learn about the history of the Farmington Canal Line and Railroad at markers along the line.
-Parking facilities located at Sherman Avenue, Todd Street and at Brooksvale Park.
For a map and information on the Farmington Canal please click: Farmington Canal

Frank Cesare Park (formerly Hamden Plains) Blue Hills Ave. (Behind Church St. School)
Baseball Field (1)
Basketball Court
Little League field (1)
Playground area

Hamden Dog Park: Bassett Park – corner of Ridge Rd. & Waite St.
1.09 acre wooded park outfitted with stonedust walking paths, benches and picnic tables. Facility is completely fenced in, allowing pets to run off-leash. Separate entrances for small pets. Handicapped accessible and wheelchair friendly. Established 2002.
For more information on the dog park please click: Hamden Dogs 

Larry’s Playground: Bassett Park – corner of Ridge Rd. & Waite St.
Multi-age playground playscape

Legion Field: James Street
Baseball field (1)
Little League field (1)
Maintenance workshop (1)
Parking lots
Playground apparatus – tots & pre-adolescent

Millrock Park: Millrock Road
Basketball Court
Playground Playscape
Tennis Court (2)

Morreti Field: Waite St.
Soccer field (1)

Pine Rock Field: Brook St.
Basketball courts (under construction)
Parking Lots
Sledding Area
Softball Field (3)

Rochford Field: Newhall St.
Baseball Field (1)
Softball Field (1)

St. Ann’s Field: Pine Rock Avenue
Multipurpose fields
Playground Playscape
Walking track

Hamden High School Swimming Pool – 2040 Dixwell Ave.
6 lane 25 yard indoor facility located in the rear of Hamden High School
Locker rooms, showers. Programming for the public September-August.
         Home training and competition site for:
                    -Hamden Heronettes (synchronized swimming)
                    -Hamden/North Haven swim team
                    -Hamden High School Green Dragon Swim Teams
                    -Special Olympics Team
                    -Lifeguard Training/Certification
See Programs for schedules

Tennis Courts
8 hard court facility
Windscreens, lights, side practice wall
Off street parking
Monitored evening hours

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000