The park's expansive 227 acres offers a series of
wooded trails and a dog friendly environment in the orchard. The Great Lawn presents a dramatic backdrop to wedding parties and festivals all year long. The park also features a challenging 18-hole Disc Golf Course that winds in and out of the woods.
Built in 1930 by industrialist/inventor Edward Beach Gallaher, this limestone Tudor Revival mansion is styled with carvings, stained-glass windows and Walnut paneled rooms. It includes a large terrace and adjacent garden that make it perfect venue for outdoor entertaining. It's available to rent for meetings, events, luncheons and weddings. Contact Recreation and Parks for details. (203) 854-7806
Carriage House Theater
The curtain raises in the spring and performances continue into the fall. The Carriage House Arts Center is located adjacent to the mansion.
From Merritt Parkway take exit 39B for Route 7 North. Turn right at the end of the short expressway and then left. Set the odometer at 0. At 0.2 turn right onto West Rock Road. At 0.4 of a mile, turn left onto Bayne Street, at 1.2 miles turn left onto Grumman Avenue, and at 1.6 turn right into the park entrance.