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COVID UPDATE

We are pleased to share that the barnyard is now open to visitors again.  Masks are required due to pinch points and places where it will be difficult to social distance.  The Park office is open in a limited capacity during the week, but remains closed on weekends.  Indoor facility rentals and children's birthday parties are not being scheduled at this time. The Park grounds and trails continue to be open.  

Welcome to Westmoor Park!

Westmoor Park is a self funded environmental education center operated by the Leisure Services Department of the Town of West Hartford, encompassing 162 acres.  Our demonstration farm, wildflower meadows, perennial gardens, woodland trails, and ponds are open to the public daily.  We also offer a wide variety of educational farm and nature programing for folks of all ages.

Westmoor Park is an environmental, agricultural and horticultural education center dedicated to generating awareness and appreciation for the natural world.  

The park encompasses 162 acres and includes a diversity of natural habitats. A particularly popular attraction is the park's demonstration farm, which is home to a variety of barnyard animals. There is a large garden area devoted to seasonal flower beds as well as herb and vegetable gardens, and three miles of nature trails (one-half mile of which is handicapped accessible) that encourage visitors to explore the park throughout the four seasons.  

The education center at Westmoor Park features an exhibit area, a nature discovery room and a heated greenhouse. There is also a spacious meeting room available for classes and community use.  

Westmoor Park is maintained by experienced staff with backgrounds in biology, natural sciences and agriculture. Their commitment to quality interpretation has helped the park achieve its reputation as one of the finest environmental education centers in the state.


 
RecDesk Online Registration and Electronic Form Submission

Setup your family's account profile with our online registration system, then browse the program selections. You can do this for any program in Leisure Services! You can even submit your form electronically. Click on the RECDESK icon to get started. 

Westmoor Park Bear Fair Starts August 31st!
picture of a bear statue

We can BEARLY contain our excitement as we reveal our lovely Bear in the 2021 WeHa Bear Fair.  Generously donated by the law firm of Cantor Colburn LLP, this bear was painted by local artist Steve Hunter.  Our bear brings summer all year round with a lovely tropical theme, and birds that match our nature center parrot, Penny!  

Proceeds from this event go to support the Westmoor Park fund, and enhance our year-round environmental education for all ages.  

Make sure to stop by and check out our Bear, starting August 31st at the Webster Walk, 20 S. Main St in West Hartford!  

Donate online now! 


Dogs are not permitted at Westmoor Park, Picnicking is prohibited, and Bikes are not permitted on the trails. 
Don't forget to get outside and explore all that Westmoor Park has to offer in each season of the year.   

Explore Westmoor 

Find out all the fun things you can see and do here at Westmoor Park! 

 

Events

Calendar of events scheduled

 

Facility Rentals

Plan a small gathering for a conference, social or community group. We provide indoor and outdoor spaces for groups

 

History, Awards & recognition

 

 

 

Job opportunities

See what opportunities we have at Westmoor Park

 

 

Online Forms & registration

Online donation form, Birthday Parties, Registration forms, Rental Forms, Volunteer Form, RecDesk Registration

Park use guidelines

Rules & Regulations

 

plant a row for the hungry 

Westmoor Park has designated a 1/2 acre for this dynamic program that integrates the community to volunteer to organically grow vegetables and herbs.

Programs & Field Trips

Educational programming for the general public and organized groups 

 

Westmoor 4-h club

 

 

west hartford community gardens

Information on garden plots, forms, and registration

wish list or make a donation

Online donations, donations towards classes, specific requests

 

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Plant-a-Row

 

westmoor has gone solar!

 

 

 Contact us

Online form for contact 

 

October Photo of the Month
Community gardens

If you have a photograph you’d like to see as Photo of the Month, we want to know about it! 

Photographs submitted must have been taken at Westmoor Park, and must be the property of the person submitting  them. Photos need not be taken in the month they will represent; in fact, we would like to see vintage Westmoor photos as well!

Please include photographer’s name and age, as well as contact email and title of photograph. We look forward to seeing your photos!

Submissions can be emailed to Douglas@westhartfordct.gov

Office Hours

Farm Hours: Open Daily 9:00AM - 4:00PM
*Barnyard may be closed temporarily for program use during the week
Park Trails and Grounds: Daily, 7AM to dusk 
Park Business Office: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Office Building: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Contact Information

Westmoor Park
119 Flagg Rd
West Hartford, CT 06117

Phone 860-561-8260
Fax 860-236-3815
Email Westmoorpark@westhartfordct.gov
Contact Form and Directions

Staff Directory

Westmoor Park

Douglas Jackson

Park Naturalist

Christy Page

Assistant Park Naturalist

Cheryl Andrews

Clerk II

Laura Cheffer

Office Admin

Jane Gottier

Horticulturalist

Lisel Moynihan

Summer Camp Director

Diane Pelletier

Office Admin