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!
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!
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.
Find out all the fun things you can see and do here at Westmoor Park!
Calendar of events scheduled
Plan a small gathering for a conference, social or community group. We provide indoor and outdoor spaces for groups
History, Awards & recognition
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 are needed for Plant-a-Row
westmoor has gone solar!
Online form for contact
April Photo of the Month
With the month of April, come spring flowers. Featured here are the flowers from our Star Magnolia Tree, Magnolia stellata. This is just one of many early spring flowering plants that can be found in bloom at the park.
Photo taken by: Doug Jackson
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.
Previous Photos of the Month
Enjoy the slideshow below of previous photos take over the years.
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