Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed: 8:00-4:30 Thur: 8:00-5:30 Fri: 8:00-12:00

Peterson Park

Peterson Park has over 65 acres of open space and forests. It boasts the beginning of the Mattatuck Trail, one of Connecticut’s finest hiking trails. This 35-mile trail extends in a northwesternly direction to Mohawk Mountain in the Town of Cornwall where it joins the Appalachian Trail.

There is a large picnic grove with many picnic tables and two pavilions available to accomodate various sized gatherings. The upper pavilion is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for parties of 10 or less only. It cannot be reserved, and there are no fees or permits needed. The lower pavilion is 2,400 square feet and can be subdivided into two 1,200 square foot areas. A permit is required to use the lower pavilion.

If you are the active type, Peterson Park has something for everyone:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Rollerblading
  • Skate Park
  • Walking Trails (paved) around the park’s open space

There are also two large play areas installed in 2022 for the younger members of your family. Each play area has a playscape that can accommodate different age levels of children. The main play area is shown above and the secondary play area is shown below.

Peterson Park
123 Mad River Rd.
Wolcott, CT 06716
(203) 879-8100 (x141)

Use of most facilities at Peterson Park are no cost. One of the two pavilions, the lower pavilion (shown below), does require a permit and has a usage fee. This recently built 2,400 square foot pavilion can be used in its entirety or can be sub-divided into two 1,200 square foot spaces.

The fees are:

  • Residents: $50.00 for one side / $100.00 for both sides
  • Non-Residents: $75.00 for one side / $150.00 for both sides

In order to reserve the lower pavilion, please contact Town Hall at (203) 879-8100 (x141).

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