Brooksvale - 2000-2005


  • Housing development plan of 100 homes abutting Hickory Brook proposed. Large community effort defeats proposal.
  • FOB (Friends of Brooksvale Park) incorporates “To provide environmental education, preserve and enhance the integrity of the park’s natural and cultural resources, and serve as an advocate for the Park for the benefit of the citizens in the greater Hamden area”
  • FOB hosts first Bake Sale Booth at Annual Brooksvale Festival in October


  • Charter meeting of the Friends of Brooksvale Park takes place on May 23
  • FOB supports Maple Sugaring Day Open to the Public in March
  • FOB holds their 1st Annual Meeting in barn w/Scavenger Hunt
  • FOB Supports CT Trails Day on first Saturday in June
  • Hamden Grange #99 donates $10,000.  New hay wagon constructed
  • Hayes Foundation donates $2000 toward new Wildlife Garden being designed and built as an Eagle Scout project by Christopher Traester.
  • Park Expansion—183 acres!  Housing development defeated.  Funds provided by Town of Hamden, State of CT, and RWA


  • Veterans Memorial Building renovated and re-dedicated with Mayor Carl Amento, FOB and Veterans’ in attendance
  • Brooksvale park winner of “Best Park” in Shoreline/Elm City poll
  • Wreath Making Workshop in December with proceeds going to benefit FOB