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:
- Skate Park
- Walking Trails (paved) around the park’s open space
There are also two large play areas for the younger members of your family. Each play area has a playscape that can accomodate different age levels of children.
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, 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: $25.00 for one side / $50.00 for both sides
- Non-Residents: $50.00 for one side / $100.00 for both sides
- Non-profit Organizations: Free
In order to reserve the lower pavilion, please contact Town Hall at (203) 879-8100 (x141).