Conservation Conversation - Bridgeport

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/20/2019

June 20 , 4 - 5 PM
Johnson Oak Park, 268 Hollister Avenue, Bridgeport
Co-hosted by the Trust for Public LandGreen Village Initiative, and East End NRZ

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Whimsical children's area featuring colorful rain barrels in a tree-lined section of Johnson Oak Park in Bridgeport

Join CLCC, the Trust for Public Land, the Green Village Initiative, and the East End NRZ in visiting a land conservation success story made possible by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s Urban Green and Community Garden Program - funded by the Community Investment Act - and other state, federal, and local investments.

Enjoy an informal afternoon in the fresh air with state legislators, other elected officials, land trust representatives, and community leaders. These events are free and open to land trust members and others interested in discussing your state, regional, and local conservation priorities and celebrating land conservation success stories around the state.

In 2018, the Trust for Public Land re-opened Johnson Oak Park as an open space for the more than 3,500 people who live a 10-minute walk away from the park, as well as for the students of the adjacent Jettie S. Tisdale School. The reopening was years in the making, an effort spearheaded by the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, who sought input from residents and students starting in 2014. The park features a basketball court, track, splash pad, and many natural elements. 

Read more about this Park and Community Garden: 
Press Release, City of Bridgeport >>
Trust for Public Land Project Description >>
Hartford Courant story >>

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