Summer 2011 Activities

Our Spring session is over and we’re in the process of planning our schedule for the academic year 2011 – 2012. In the meantime, we’re planning some summer activities, all of which will be posted here. Check back often for additions and/or changes, and feel free to contact us with your suggestions at:

Mural on Broad Street

Update as of 6/23/2011:

The old parkade on Broad Street in Manchester is slated for demolition sometime this year, to allow this very blighted area to be redeveloped.  Murals for Peace is a project designed to cover the outside of the old parkade with beautiful images of peace, hope, love, joy, etc… in order to improve the look and feel of the area until the building is taken down.  Check out this link for more information. This project was originally only planned for the weekend of 6/18 and 6/19, but was so well received that it is most likely going to be extended throughout the summer.  However, the town is currently working out the details of how to manage this extension, therefore, we are not going to be meeting at the Parkade this coming Monday, 6/27. We are still hoping to be able to participate in this project at some point this summer. Stay tuned for details! 🙂

Summer Park Days

Here are some dates and locations where you can meet your MHC friends for some summertime fun. We will plan to meet around 1pm.

July 11
Northwest Park – Manchester
Take I-384 to I-84 to eastbound exit 63, right off ramp and continue to first light, take left onto Tolland Turnpike, take left into Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike
hiking, playground, butterfly garden, birdwatching

July 18
Mill Pond Park in Newington, CT
864 Willard Ave, Newington, CT
Cross Streets: Between Cross St and Garfield St.(near library)
playground, walking trail, pond, waterfalls

July 25
Fern Ridge Park – West Hartford
567 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT
wading pool, swimming pool, playground, walking trail

August 1
Glastonbury Audubon Society – Glastonbury
For directions:
nature center, stream, hiking trails, pond

August 8
Westmoor Park – West Hartford
Located on Flagg Road in West Hartford, hidden between the bustle of Bishops Corner shops, Mountain Road, and Route 44.
119 Flagg Road, West Hartford, CT
farm animals, hiking, wildflower meadows

August 15
Addison Park – Glastonbury
419 Addison Rd
For directions:
boundless playground, swimming pool

August 22
Wolcott Park – West Hartford

From I84 East:
Take Exit 40, WestFarms Mall exit.
At the end of the ramp, turn left onto New Britain Avenue.
At the second light, turn right onto Wolcott Road.
The entrance to Wolcott Park is on the right.

From I84 West:
Take Exit 40, WestFarms Mall exit.
At the end of the ramp, continue straight onto Ridgewood Road.
At the first light, turn left onto New Britain Avenue.
At third light, turn right onto Wolcott Road.
The entrance to Wolcott Park is on the right.
splash pad, playground, hiking trails, small pond

Summer Letterboxing

The MHC Letterboxing Club is sponsoring some informal letterboxing throughout the summer.  You don’t need to be a member of the club to participate in these excursions. Throughout the summer we will post information about various letterboxes designed to coordinate with the park for that week.  You can either tackle the letterboxes on your own, or if you’d like to letterbox with friends, plan to meet at the site at 10am.  Check back here often for the latest letterbox information.

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