Parks, Playgrounds & Fields

Farmington River Park Trail Map
Farmington River Park Trail Map

A Look at Farmington River Park

In November 1995, the Town of Bloomfield acquired this 78-acre property from the Davis family, utilizing both Town and State of Connecticut Open Space Project funding. Bloomfield participated in a 12-year community effort which led to the designation of the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook as a National Wild and Scenic River in March 2019. This federal designation recognizes the river’s outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values.

Farmington River Park offers riverfront access to the beautiful Farmington River. The park is home to a blend of uses including fishing, birding, hiking, and picnicking. The 78 acre property includes a pond and streams as well as pine and floodplain forests. The trail system provides views of the river and links to a trail system on the abutting CT DEEP Wildlife Management Area.

Many types of birds frequent the Farmington River Park. Herons, Mallard and Merganser Ducks, and Bald Eagles are often see on and along the river. Look for forest birds such as Wood Thrush, Titmice, Nuthatch, Black-Capped Chickadee, Cardinals, Blue Jay and Downy and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers.

Farmington River Park provides habitat for various animals and plants. In early spring the park awakens to sounds of amphibians breeding in the vernal pool located next to the river walking trail. Yellow Trout Lily and Jack-in-the-Pulpit can be easily seen along the same river trail. Deer bears, fisher, bobcats, coyotes, squirrels and chipmunks use the park for food and shelter.

Click Here For An Enlarged Farmington River Park Trail Map

 

Parks and Playgrounds

Bloomfield High School

1 Huckleberry Lane

Baseball Field, Play Field, Soccer Field, Football Field, Softball Fields, Track

Carmen Arace Intermediate & Middle School

390 Park AveBasketball court, Gym, Passive Recreation, Play Field, Soccer Fields, Softball Fields
Laurel School1 Filley StreetCricket Field, Open Space and Play Apparatus 
Metacomet School185 School StreetBasketball Hoops, Little League Fields, Soccer Fields and Brook

Community Center

Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center

330 Park AveBaseball Field, Gym, Play Field, Brook, Soccer Fields, Lighted Softball Stadium, 6 Tennis/Pickleball Courts. Leisure Services Office, Senior Services Office, Social and Youth Services Office.
Bloomfield Municipal390 Park Ave Rear50 Meter Pool, Wading Pool, Bathhouse, Picnic Tables, Pavillion, Play Field, Playground Apparatus, Gardens/Flowers
Farmington River ParkTunxis Avenue ExtensionHiking, Fishing, Water Studies. 78 acres on the Farmington River
Filley ParkTunxis AvenuePond, Garden/Flowers, Scout Trail
M.K. Wilcox Park71 Hoskins RoadHiking Trails, Gardens/Flowers, Picnic Area, Vista and Metacomet Blue Trail
Samuel Wheeler Reed ParkSchool StreetBird Watching, Hiking, Passive Recreation
Pershing ParkAllen RoadNeighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Apparatus, Play Field
Rockwell Ave/Bill Lee Fields73 Rockwell AveBill Lee Baseball Field, Basketball Courts, Playground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Fields, 4 Lighted Tennis/ Pickleball Courts
Wintonbury ParkShields DriveNeighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Equipment, Play Field, Passive Recreation Area
LaSalette Open Space120 Mountain AveLocal Agriculture, Gardens/Flowers, Hiking Trails, Passive Recreation, Pond, Fishing, Captain Oliver Filley House, Community Garden.
Lisa Lane Farm1 Lisa LaneUrban Farm, Various Wildlife, Neighborhood Access, Walking Trail, Community Garden
Maplewood Open SpaceMallard DriveNeighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Field, Brook
Reservoir No. 2Blue Hills Ave Hiking Trails, Passive Recreation, Pond
Sinnott FarmsRyefield HollowPlayground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Field
Town GreenTunxis AveGardens/Flowers, Passive Recreation, Picnic Tables, Monuments & Memorials
Wintonbury Hills Golf CourseTerry Plains Road18 Hole Championship Golf Course Designed By Peter Dye And Managed By Billy Casper Golf
Woodland Manor Open SpaceEssex LaneNeighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Field, Brook
Reservoir No. 3Tunxis AveHiking Trails, Passive Recreation, Pond, Fishing
For More Information Contact Leisure Services860-243-2923