Welcome to the Town of Groton, Connecticut

About Groton Parks Foundation

Board Members: Neil Brown, Dick Conant, Allyn Copp, Andy Halsey, James Sherrard, John Silsby, Dom Venditti, Paul Filippetti and Ray Munn
Support & Sponsor: Support a project like park improvements, or sponsor a program like programming cost assistance.
Adopt a Park: Adopt a park like Sutton Park or Central Bark Dog Park, and be an advocate for maintenance and improvements.                       
Fundraising: Host a fundraiser to support local projects and programs. 
Join: Join a committee and help lead a cause. 

GPF Special Event:

Luminaria Walk EventGroton Parks Foundation Fundraiser  Saturday, October 22, 2022   5:00—7:00 pm

Please join us as we raise funds for Groton Parks Foundation by enjoying an evening walk on one of our main trails at Copp Family Park (Route 184, Groton) decorated magically with luminary, fairy houses and fairy friends. This is an easy and stroller friendly trail.  Under 1 mile. Sensory friendly time is 5:00-6:00 pm. Respectfully, we request no dogs on Luminaria trail during the event

  • Adults $10
  • Children 8 and up $5
  • Children under 8 Free

Unable to attend? Please consider donating to support Groton Parks Foundation (501(c)(3). Your tax-deductible donation to Groton Parks Foundation will support ongoing and future projects to enhance Groton recreational opportunities. Donations may be made out to and mailed to Groton Parks Foundation (re: Luminaria) at Thrive 55+ Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton CT 06340

For more Information contact Thrive55+ at 860-441-6785.

Create a Faerie House  Saturday October 8, 2022  2:00 PM until 3:30 PM

A Program presented by Florence Griswold Museum and sponsored by The Groton Public Library Circle of Friends.  Program is geared for Children ages 8 and up and their families. Registration is Required, Space is limited to one fairy house per family.  All Supplies will be included. Participants may choose to display their faerie houses along the Luminary Walk at the Copp Property on October 22nd for the Groton Parks Foundation fundraiser.  

Support your favorite projects!

  • Groton Skate Park Improvements: The Skate park was born out of a community effort and improvements to the park over the years have been funded entirely through donations. Your donation helps keep the park in good shape and for additional elements to be added for the community to enjoy. 
  • Bicycle Pump Track: Lead by Bike Groton, the Groton Pump Track project was approved by the Groton Town Council in March 2021 with a proposed location at the Poquonnock Boardwalk Park. Donations will help bring this exciting, new recreation activity to Groton. 
  • Tercentennial Playground Inclusion: In 2005, Groton built the Tercentennial Playground, located in Poquonnock Plains Park. At the time, a lot of thought was put into how we could make the playground inclusive for families, generations, abilities, and the community. In the years since, thousands of children and their families have enjoyed the playground together and it has become an important gathering spot for many in Groton and beyond! A lot has changed in the last 17 years and we are looking at how we can improve the playground to be even more inclusive! We need citizens with ideas and motivation to step forward and lead us in the effort to ensure that Groton remains a leader in inclusion. 
Support your favorite parks!
  • Sutton Park: Route 1 - Before entrance to Ella Grasso Technical High School
  • Esker Point Beach Park: 900 Groton Long Point Road
  • Central Bark Dog Park: At Copp Family Park, 821 Gold Star Highway
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