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!

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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
Restroom facilities
Tennis Court (1)

Brooksvale Recreation Park: 524 Brooksvale Avenue - (203) 287-2669
500+ acre nature park & wildlife sanctuary
Barn – Maintenance & Storage
Domestic Animal Barnyard
Hiking Trails
Maple Sugaring Shack - February & early March
Native Wildlife Garden
Open Play Area
20’ x 40’ Picnic Pavilion - No sides, 3 raised style charcoal grills. Inquire about renting at staff@brooksvale.org
Playing Fields
Pond for Ice Skating (Call for ice status) & Nature Study
Restroom facilities April through October– Not handicap accessible. (Portalet in winter, near swings)
Sledding Area (2) – 1 big and 1 small
Toddler Playground
Veterans Memorial Building – Park Office, Nature Center, Classroom – Hall available specific groups/uses. Inquire at brooksvale@hamden.com
Email staff for rental information or questions about programs: brooksvale@hamden.com
For more information about the Friends of Brooksvale organization, please visit: www.friendsofbrooksvale.org or email them at: info@friendsofbrooksvale.org

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 approximately 10 miles of scenic Hamden.  Enthusiastsiasts can learn about the history of the Farmington Canal Line and Railroad.
-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
Family Summer Concert Series

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)

Moretti 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)

Carusone Park: 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

Louis Astorino Ice Arena and Tennis Courts – 595 Mix Avenue
An 85’x200’ skating surface with seating for over 1000 patrons.
Home training and competition facility for:
  • Hamden High School Green Dragon teams
  • Hamden Figure Skating Association
  • Hamden Youth Hockey
  • Learn to Skate Program
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