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.
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 Ave||Basketball court, Gym, Passive Recreation, Play Field, Soccer Fields, Softball Fields|
|Laurel School||1 Filley Street||Cricket Field, Open Space and Play Apparatus|
|Metacomet School||185 School Street||Basketball Hoops, Little League Fields, Soccer Fields and Brook|
Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center
|330 Park Ave||Baseball 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 Municipal||390 Park Ave Rear||50 Meter Pool, Wading Pool, Bathhouse, Picnic Tables, Pavillion, Play Field, Playground Apparatus, Gardens/Flowers|
|Farmington River Park||Tunxis Avenue Extension||Hiking, Fishing, Water Studies. 78 acres on the Farmington River|
|Filley Park||Tunxis Avenue||Pond, Garden/Flowers, Scout Trail|
|M.K. Wilcox Park||71 Hoskins Road||Hiking Trails, Gardens/Flowers, Picnic Area, Vista and Metacomet Blue Trail|
|Samuel Wheeler Reed Park||School Street||Bird Watching, Hiking, Passive Recreation|
|Pershing Park||Allen Road||Neighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Apparatus, Play Field|
|Rockwell Ave/Bill Lee Fields||73 Rockwell Ave||Bill Lee Baseball Field, Basketball Courts, Playground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Fields, 4 Lighted Tennis/ Pickleball Courts|
|Wintonbury Park||Shields Drive||Neighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Equipment, Play Field, Passive Recreation Area|
|LaSalette Open Space||120 Mountain Ave||Local Agriculture, Gardens/Flowers, Hiking Trails, Passive Recreation, Pond, Fishing, Captain Oliver Filley House, Community Garden.|
|Lisa Lane Farm||1 Lisa Lane||Urban Farm, Various Wildlife, Neighborhood Access, Walking Trail, Community Garden|
|Maplewood Open Space||Mallard Drive||Neighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Field, Brook|
|Reservoir No. 2||Blue Hills Ave||Hiking Trails, Passive Recreation, Pond|
|Sinnott Farms||Ryefield Hollow||Playground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Field|
|Town Green||Tunxis Ave||Gardens/Flowers, Passive Recreation, Picnic Tables, Monuments & Memorials|
|Wintonbury Hills Golf Course||Terry Plains Road||18 Hole Championship Golf Course Designed By Peter Dye And Managed By Billy Casper Golf|
|Woodland Manor Open Space||Essex Lane||Neighborhood Playground - Basketball Court, Playground Apparatus, Passive Recreation, Play Field, Brook|
|Reservoir No. 3||Tunxis Ave||Hiking Trails, Passive Recreation, Pond, Fishing|
|For More Information Contact Leisure Services||860-243-2923|