Maple Sugaring Open House

Saturday, March 18, 2023


Brooksvale Park ~ Hamden, CT

The Hamden Recreation Dept. and the Friends of Brooksvale Park invite you to visit the annual Maple Sugaring Open House.

Park Staff and Friends of Brooksvale Park members, joined by community volunteers will be at various learning stations to share with you the history and science behind this ancient craft. Native American legends about the discovery of maple sugaring will be presented. Exhibits, artifacts, and a visit to the maple grove and sugar shack will provide an opportunity to understand the process from sap to syrup.

This outdoor program is FREE and open to the public and geared for school age children to adults. Please keep in mind the learning stations are outdoors where the ground can be slippery, so participants should dress for the weather.

Heavy rain or snow will cancel the program.  Please call the park office (203) 287-2669 if questionable weather.

A limited supply of ½ pint bottles of 100% Brooksvale Maple Syrup made at the park will be available starting at 10am during the open house while supplies last. Donation is $9/ half pint, one per family. 100% of donations support this program and others at the park.

Paid Friends of Brooksvale members can reserve ONE ½ pint container of syrup, production and supply allowing, by emailing or by calling 203-288-6648

Membership information is at and please remember, as much as we’d like to, we cannot control nature and sap flow.

For more information about getting involved in the Friends of Brooksvale Park, visit and also find the Friends on Facebook.

Brooksvale Park is located 1 mile off Whitney Avenue (Route 10) at 524 Brooksvale Avenue in Hamden.   For more information and directions please call 203-287-2669


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