September 2015


With help from the Animal Husbandry Curator at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, turtles seen at Rye Town Park were identified as painted turtles.

Northern Red Oak

Friends planted three Northern Red Oaks in the fall of 2014 to replace older trees. 

Honey Locust

Friends planted a young honey locust in the park near the north entrance in fall of 2014.  The photo taken was at sunrise one August morning.

Pond Gate

In 2013, Friends decided to design and fund a custom iron gate to close off the stairs. which would allow pond access for maintenance purposes but protect park visitors and the pond's waterfowl from accident or injury at the same time.    

Looking ahead, our Master Plan includes additional custom iron fencing around the pond as budgets and time allow.