Hockanum River Parks in Vernon
Hockanum River Linear Park
The Committee is appointed by the Mayor with approval of the Town Council.
The purpose of the Committee is to guide and implement the development of the Hockanum River Parks, in accordance with the Master Plan of Development for the Park that was prepared in 1990 by the landscape architectural firm of Johnson & Richter.
The Committee has been ongoing since 1970. In 1988 the Town received a $1.01 million grant to initiate work on the river park. Funds were used for acquisition of land, creation of the HRLP Master Plan of Development, and construction of Dart Hill Park.
The Committee works closely with Bruce Dinnie, Director of Parks and Recreation. Meetings are held every other month. Volunteers are needed! If you like to be outdoors doing trail work - or indoors doing paperwork, your time and talents would be most welcome!
Committee members are:
Ann Letendre, Chairperson
For information on the trail and park locations, the Adopt-a-Trail program, or to report a problem on the trails, call the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department, 875-3520.
Friends of the Hockanum River Linear Park of Vernon, Inc.
This group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was
established to pursue grant opportunities and solicit land and funds donations
to develop the Hockanum River Park. The goals of the organization are to
foster river protection through the creation of river greenways, and to create
an environmental awareness of the importance of clean rivers through public
education and through encouragement of public use of the river trails and parks.
To date, the Friends of the HRLP has received over $80,000 of grants for trail development and land acquisition. The Friends have also implemented several trail easements, and land donation transactions.
Would you like to become a member? Any person or household in the Town of Vernon is welcome to join the organization. Tax deductible contribution categories are:
Individual ($5); Family ($10); Contributing ($25)
Member contributions may be sent to:
29 Gottier Dr
Vernon, CT 06066
Officers and Board of Directors:
Ginny Gingras, President
Betty Tedford, Vice-President
Ann Letendre, Secretary/Treasurer
Attorney Amy Blaymore Paterson, Counsel
HRLP - Slideshow presentation
HRLP - Newsletter
HRLP - Hockanum River Parks (this page)