‘Exceptional’ volunteers help clean park
Harrybrooke Park & Harden House Museum in New Milford recently held a spring clean-up event to help tend to the nonprofit park’s needs.
The park, celebrating its 52nd year, offers opportunities and space for walking, bicycling, skateboarding, swinging on swing-sets, picnicking, celebrations and more year-round.
“We have an exceptional group of generous volunteers who annually amount to about 10,000 hours of service,” said Executive Director Billy Buckbee.
On Earth Day, dozens of volunteers helped clean up the property after a long and windy winter.
“We could never get it done without our Friends of Harrybrooke, the volunteer arm of the park, who really make it all happen,” Buckbee said.
The 48-acre park features two event pavilions for groups and families to host private parties, a duck pond, nature trails, wetlands, a walking/bicycling loop, and scenic views of the Still River.
In addition, the park is home to the Harden House Museum, built in the 1940’s with a large adjoining flower garden, which can be rented for weddings and other private special occasions.
“We invite anyone who would like to help to the park in any way to become a Friend of Harrybrooke at any time,” Buckbee said.
Tasks may include cleaning the museum, coordinating fundraiser and more.
For more information, call 860-799-6520 or visit www.harrybrookepark.org.