Parks, Public Places and Facilities
PARKS, WALKS & TRAILS
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2009 Natural Resources Inventory & Management Plan
Application for Use and Hold Harmless Agreement
Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Risk Form
Certificate of Insurance Requirements and Sample
Public Place Fees - Appendix B
Conforming Use of Parks, Public Places and Facilities - Appendix D
Field Administration and Use Manual
Countryside Park Procedures and Check List
1. ALSOP MEADOWS - 56.69 acres. 19 Waterville Road. Adjacent to the Farmington River. A largely natural area consisting of woods and open meadows. Used for: walking, hiking, jogging, cross country skiing, canoeing (launch available), and camping (with permission). Two full-sized all-purpose fields and the Garden Plot Program are located here. Part of the Forestry Management Program. Open dawn to dusk, year round. Golf is prohibited and dogs are not allowed on the fields. Alsop Meadows Trail Map
2. BUCKINGHAM ROAD RECREATION AREA - 17.73 acres. 10 Buckingham Road. Access is off Huckleberry Hill Road. There are two (2) all-purpose fields and one full-sized, regulation baseball field; in addition to a fully accessible children’s playground. Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., April 1 to November 15. Golf is prohibited and dogs are not allowed on the fields.
3. COUNTRYSIDE PARK - 17.5 acres. 335 Huckleberry Hill Road. The area consists of two (2) ponds designated as the upper (north) pond and lower (south) pond and a 60' X 25' multi-use building. Used for: picnicking. Countryside Park Trail Map
Building - Available with full kitchen, fireplace, and air conditioning, as well as decks overlooking the lower pond. Used for recreation classes, non-profit public meetings and functions, and rental by private groups. Building capacity is 35 persons.
The park is open from dawn to dusk, year round, while the building is available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., year round.
4. ENFORD STREET GROUNDS - 2.32 acres. Enford Street (near U.S. Post Office). Small area used primarily for small sporting events and outdoor field activities. Open 9:00 a.m. to dusk year round.
5. FISHER FARM - 315.16 acres. 75 and 100 Tillotson Road. Formerly a privately owned farm, the area is leased and used as a working dairy farm. Lease restricts public access to the ponds, parking lot and trail along the Farmington River. Fisher Farm Trail Brochure
6. FISHER MEADOWS - 250.45 acres. 800 Old Farms Road and adjacent to the Farmington River. Partially developed with the remaining meadows, wooded areas, and lake in a natural state. Used for:
Lake - fishing and boating (no motors). Open dawn to dusk, year round.
Undeveloped Areas - walking, hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing, and camping (with permission). Part of the Forestry Management Program (Trail maps are available). Open dawn to dusk, year round. Fisher Meadows Trail Map
Softball Fields - Two (2) fields - Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., April 1 to November 15. Golf is prohibited. Dogs must be on a leash and are allowed up to the sidelines of the fields. Service Dogs are alowed on fields.
All Purpose Fields - Eight (8) fields - Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., April 1 to November 15. Golf is prohibited. Dogs must be on a leash and are allowed up to the sidelines of the fields. Service Dogs are allowed on fields. Fisher Meadows Field Map
3 - Pavilions - available April 1 to November15.
7. FOUND LAND - 124 acres. Adjacent to Lofgren Road located off Huckleberry Hill Road. Open space, wooded area. Used for hiking, jogging, cross country skiing, and camping (with permission). Part of the Forestry Management Program. Open dawn to dusk, year round. Found Land Trail Map
8. HAZEN PARK - 36 acres. Located off Nod Road with access off Woodford Hills Drive. Sloping, wooded property rising from Nod Road up Avon Mountain with an open meadow on top. Used for hiking, jogging. Open dawn to dusk, year round. Hazen Park Trail Map
9. HUCKLEBERRY HILL RECREATION AREA - 279.8 acres. 116 Huckleberry Hill Road with parking access at the Old Huckleberry Hill School. 4.8 acres are developed and consist of one all-purpose field. Available 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., April 1 to November 15. 275 acres of the property are heavily wooded and used for walking, hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing, and camping (with permission). Part of the Forestry Management Program (trail maps are available). Open dawn to dusk, year round. Golf is prohibited and only service animals are allowed on the field. Huckleberry Hill Trail Map
10. SPERRY PARK - 9.4 acres. 60 Simsbury Road (Route 10). Park mostly developed into field areas with a small picnic area and trail. Consists of three (3) baseball/softball diamonds, two of which are lighted, and one (1) all purpose field mostly used by Avon Little League. Open 8:00 am to no later than 10:30 pm, at which time all field lights will be turned off. April 1 to November 15. At all other times, open dawn to dusk. Provides two entrances to the Farmington Valley Greenway. Golf is prohibited and only service animals are allowed on the fields.
11. SYCAMORE HILLS RECREATION AREA - 29.8 acres. 635 West Avon Road. Flat, open land that rises to a wooded area at the rear of the park. Consists of three (3) age relevant playscapes, swings, four (4) all weather tennis courts, one (1) outdoor basketball court, one (1) Sand Volleyball Court, a large pavilion, and two outdoor pools, schedule posted annually. Swim lessons, tennis lessons and leagues, and picnicking are available in this area. The Senior Center/Community Room Building is located on this site. The Community Room is available to local organizations and public functions. The building is available by permit until 11:59 pm. Refer to Avon Senior Center Community Room Building Policy for additional information. The park is open from dawn to dusk, year round. Golf is prohibited; and only service animals are allowed on the fields, tennis courts, pool enclosures or buildings.
12. THOMPSON ROAD PROPERTY - 15.25 acres. 99 Thompson Road. Large, flat, well-drained field area with a large utility building used for storage. Parking lot adjacent to the Farmington Valley Greenway. The area is open from dawn to dusk, year round. Golf is prohibited and only service animals are allowed on the field.
13. TOWN GREEN - 1 acre. 44 West Main Street (Route 44). Open area adjacent to Town Hall. The Green has a Gazebo and Veteran’s Monument and Podium are used for Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies. Open dawn to dusk, year round.
14. RIVER PARK - 14 acres. 51 East Main Street (Route 44). Privately owned, but available to the public.
15. FARMINGTON VALLEY GREENWAY - 4.5 mile section of 40 mile trail network. This trail is on the now abandoned Boston and Maine rail line and runs from the northerly end at the Simsbury Town Line, to the southerly end at the Farmington Town Line. Used for: walking, jogging, roller blading, bicycling, and cross country skiing (weather permitting). No motorized vehicles (other than wheelchairs) are allowed. Open dawn to dusk, year round, however, the trail is not maintained during the winter months (no snow plowing).