Subscribe to ‘06880’ in a reader
Please support “06880” — thanks!
SEARCH THE “06880” ARCHIVES
06880+Community bulletin board: post your event, ask a question, lost-and-found -- anything! Just click on: 06880+
- Don Cornell on If You’re Wondering Why The US Postal Service Loses $2 Billion A Year …
- Russell Gontar on If You’re Wondering Why The US Postal Service Loses $2 Billion A Year …
- J. Kavanaugh on If You’re Wondering Why The US Postal Service Loses $2 Billion A Year …
- Tom McGuire on Pic Of The Day #580
- Michael Petrino on If You’re Wondering Why The US Postal Service Loses $2 Billion A Year …
Bored? Wander through ‘06880’
- Friday Flashback
- Local business
- Local politics
- Looking back
- Photo Challenge
- Pic of the Day
- Real estate
- Staples HS
- Totally random
- Unsung Heroes
- Westport Country Playhouse
- Westport life
DISCLAIMERThis blog is personal opinion, and is not representative of the views of the Westport School District or Board of Education.
Tag Archives: Riverside Avenue park
The Saugatuck River is a Westport jewel.
But unless you belong to the Saugatuck Rowing Club, rent a kayak or paddleboard at DownUnder or live on the water, your direct access is limited to a few public parks.
There’s one named for Grace Salmon on Imperial Avenue. Another for Gene Pasacreta is on Riverside.
One of the least known — and least maintained — is also on Riverside, just north of the merge with Saugatuck Avenue (right beyond the VFW, before the houses and commercial buildings).
It’s been designated as open space, with activities limited to walking and viewing. This morning, members of the Parks Advisory Committee toured the property. They saw the beautiful view of the river, which right now hardly anyone knows about.
Tree warden Bruce Lindsay was there too.
If he works the same magic on this pocket park as he did on the Wadsworth Arboretum across town, Westporters will have one more connection to the Saugatuck River.
And many more opportunities to enjoy it.