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Groton Parks Foundation

Asset 1@3xAdopt a Park: 
Be an advocate for maintenance and improvements! Featured parks include:
  • Central Bark Dog Park
  • Copp Family Park
  • Esker Point Beach
  • Groton Skate Park
  • Millwood Creek Disc Golf
  • Poquonnock Plains Park
  • Sutton Park
Latest Updates

At the May 1, 2024 meeting of the Groton Parks Foundation Board of Directors, the board approved 2 grants to assist community organizations.

They awarded a $1,000 grant to the USS Groton Sail Monument Project. The monument will be erected on RT. 117 between the Library and Thrive 55+ Active Living Center.

The GPF Board awarded a $1000 grant to the Noank Community Garden. This grant will help to fence in the community garden at the former Noank School site.

Support Your Favorite Parks!
Host a fundraiser to contribute to Groton Parks Foundation support of local recreational projects and programs. 
    • 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.

Donate today!
Help the development of Groton and the Southeastern Connecticut community. 
Groton Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Connecticut CHR 0011813 Public Charity (Exempt), 2003-present. IRS 501(c)(3) organization exempt from Income Tax. EIN 06-1574542. NTEE Code N32 - Parks and Playgrounds. Bridge number 0130971021. 
Support and Sponsor GPF_website
Support a project to advance efforts such as park improvements, or sponsor a program to aid initiatives like programming cost assistance while also promoting your business or organization! Contact John Silsby at johnpsilsby@yahoo.com to learn more. 

Board Members:
Neil Brown, Dick Conant, Allyn Copp, Andy Halsey, James Sherrard, John Silsby, Dom Venditti, Paul Filippetti and Ray Munn.