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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTERS

1 - Introduction

2 - Physical Landscape Features

3 - Water Resources

4 - Biological Communities

5 - Land-Use

6 - Recreation & Open Space

7 - Environmental Problems

GLOSSARY

LITERATURE CITED

APPENDICES

I: Animal Species List

II: Rare and Endangered Species List

III: Introduced & Invasive Species List

IV: Recreation & Open Space

V: Contact Information

FIGURES
List of Figures

TABLES
List of Tables

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Natural Resources Inventory for the Town of Branford
 

APPENDIX IV

RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE


SCHOOLS

School Facilities
Acreage
Mary T. Murphy play area, baseball field, mini basketball court
3.5
Pine Orchard playground, basketball court
10
Mary Tisko playground, basketball court, nature trail
7
Indian Neck play area, basketball court
8
Short Beach playground, baseball field, basketball court
3
Branford Hills playground, baseball field, basketball court
4
Walsh Intermediate playground, baseball fields (2), indoor basketball court, soccer field, lighted tennis court (3), running track, indoor pool
17
John B. Sliney indoor basketball court
----
Senior High football field, baseball field (2), tennis courts (2), basketball court
28

TOWN PARKS*

Park Facilities Acreage
Firemen's Field open field 3.67
Stony Creek Park playground, baseball field, basketball court 0.76
Stony Creek Buddy League baseball field 4.5
Stony Creek Beach beach, picnic area 0.93
Stony Creek Dock boat facilities ----
Stony Creek Community Center meeting room ----
Parker Memorial Park play area, picnic area, public beach, fishing pier 11.7
Hammer Field tot lot, play area, baseball field, softball fields (3), lighted basketball court, picnic area, soccer fields 10.0
Community House indoor basketball court, game room, meeting rooms
Town Green various uses 7.0
Lanphier's Cove public beach 1.0
Pages Cove (Short Beach) public beach 0.1
Canoe Brook Senior Center meeting rooms ----
Sliney Field baseball fields (4), soccer field 2.26
Young's Pond soft ball field, dog run 48.57
Veteran's Memorial Park baseball field, softball fields (2), tennis courts (4), basketball court, play area, lavatory building 61.3
Ridge Acres (Flax Mill) soccer field 8.83
*Compiled by Branford Planning and Zoning Department  

TOWN OPEN SPACE*
Location Facilities/Land-use Acreage
Supply Ponds picnic area, hiking, nature trails, summer day camp, canoeing, skating, fishing 339.53
Stony Creek/Pleasant Pt. trolley trail, tidal wetlands 37.1
Stony Creek Quarry natural area, passive recreation 451.25
Lion's Park (Burban Drive) -- 1.0
Pisgah Brook -- 259.1
Valley Brook Road South -- 0.2
Red Hill Estates -- 2.24
O'Neill La. -- 1.7
12 Katie-Joe La. access to BLT Short Beach Preserve 0.1
Red Hill Road -- 6.5
Weeping Hemlock at Kelly Crest -- 0.35
Short Beach Road Detention Pond -- 2.4
Ward's Mill Pond -- 10.0
Red Rock Road -- 19.4
11 Pawson Landing Drive -- 0.33
Pine Orchard Road -- 1.07
Oak Hollow Road -- 1.62
25 Blackstone Avenue -- 0.74
Club Parkway -- 0.5
18 Crestwood Road -- 0.79
271-305 Northford Road -- 1.93
High Plains Road -- 0.93
Goodsell Point Road -- 0.4
30 Flat Rock Road -- 1.32
83 Laurel Hill Road -- 1.8
Tabor Drive -- 17.65
Fair Lawn Avenue -- 4.85
Eastwood Drive -- 1.7
Pepperwood La. -- 2.85
74 Lantern View Drive -- 2.9
34 Piscitello Drive -- 0.67
Queach Road -- 4.2
Birch Road -- 5.92
Aceto Street -- 0.42
30 Richhill Road -- 0.94

*unless otherwise noted, land use is passive recreation, Compiled by Branford Planning and Zoning Department


QUASI-PUBLIC FACILITIES

Park Facilities Acreage
Foote Memorial Park tennis courts (8 hard; 4 clay), baseball fields (3), lighted (1) and unlit (1) basketball courts, lighted paddle tennis courts (4), volleyball court, horseshoe pits (4), play area, picnic area, scenic overlook, amphitheater, shelter, lavatory building 38.6
Foote Riverside Park scenic overlook, passive recreation 2.0
Branford Little League baseball field 5.0
Ecclesiastical Society passive recreation 47.66
Killam's Point passive recreation 0.3
Branford Electric Railroad Assoc. train rides 51.3

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

Parcel Acreage
North Branford Road 47.3
Democrat Island 0.95
30 Goodsell Point Road (boat launch) 3.4
East Main Street (Fisheries & Game) 26.18
Rose Hill Road tidal wetlands 18.94
Pawson Road tidal wetlands 20+
Pleasant Point tidal wetlands 33.0
Beacon Hill 74.4

US GOVERNMENT

Parcel Acreage
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (Outer Island) 2.2

YALE UNIVERSITY

Parcel Acreage
Linsley Pond 7.1
Leetes Island Road 44.05
Horse Island 48.5
Lidyhites Pond 48.5

SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY

Parcel Acreage
SUPPLY POND WATERSHED --
Laurel Hill Road 4.0
SALTONSTALL WATERSHED --
between reservoir & Hosley Avenue 593.5
under reservoir & Hosley Avenue 204.0
east of Hosley Avenue 9.40
bounded by Hosley Avenue & Cherry Hill Road 227.4
south of I-95, bounded west by Furnace Avenue 37.50
south of I-95, bounded west by Hosley Avenue 11.30
between I-95, Branford Connector & R.R. 50.90
isolated parcel 1.30
Furnace Pond 19.10
south of Route 1 2.0
Cherry Hill Road (pumping station) 0.36
TOTAL HOLDINGS (Dec 31, 2001) 1160.76

BRANFORD LAND TRUST

parcel Notes Acreage
SHORT BEACH/BRANFORD HILL/ BRANHAVEN -- --
Lower Farm River watershed -- --
Minore -- 19.5
Branford/Spicebush Terrrace -- 1.2
Short Beach Preserve -- --
Foote/Prann/Ertelt -- 35.0
Prout -- 4.3
Jennifer Heights -- 6.0
Pantani -- 2.1
Isolated parcels -- --
Peterson/Kidd's Cave -- 0.48
Peterson/Stone Street -- 0.31
LAKE SALTONSTALL WATERSHED -- --
Seeberg -- 3.3
MILL CREEK WATERSHED -- --
Upper Mill Creek -- --
Hammer -- 23.8
Hammer Lea -- 2.68
Lower Mill Creek Disturbed tidal marsh --
Dingus -- 2.7
Lindberg -- 7.8
Simpson -- 0.34
Morawski -- 1.24
PISGAH BROOK/SUPPLY PONDS NATURAL AREA -- --
Town of Branford Laurel Hill Road -- 2.2
Ifkovic -- 10.2
MAIN STEM OF BRANFORD RIVER Nearly all salt marsh --
Towner -- 2.75
Sturgess II -- 6.7
Beach -- 1.8
Congregational Church/Town Meadow -- --
Sturgess III, IV -- < 5.1
Prann-Ertelt -- 1.5
Field -- 3.0 +/-
Foote I -- 5.07
Foote II Total for Foote I --
-- & Foote II --
Sliney I 5.5 --
Foote IV (Jenny Lind) 2.2 --
UNNAMED BRANFORD RIVER TRIBUTARIES (from North to South)----
Brook draining by Intermediate School and I-95 Exit 55 -- --
Buza -- 9.7
Soffer -- 0.95
Brook draining from Tisco School -- --
Reynolds (Tisco) -- 24.0
Reynolds -- 9.8
Smith -- 4.0
Russo -- 1.8
SYBIL CREEK -- --
East of Route 146 ----
Gustafson includes some upland 3.3
Foote/Waverly (three parcels) includes some upland 33.4
Stratton -- 1.5
Foote/Sybil -- 23.5
Newton-Crelin half upland 8.1
West of Route 146 ----
Tagliatela (two parcels; marsh) 13.6
Tagliatela (5-upland; 15-marsh) 20 +/-
Meffert (part) -- 15
PAWSON PARK MARSHES -- --
Ecclesiastical Society -- 16.7
Meffert (part) ----
OTHER INDIAN NECK MARSHES -- --
Foote/Summer Island -- < 1.0
Hadley -- 1.0
Congregational Church/Summer Island -- 0.7
MILL PLAIN/NORTHFORD ROAD TO NORTH BRANFORD ROAD -- --
Bontatibus -- 6.5
Benchmark -- 4.3
Munger Brook (Sachs) -- 2.92
SHELDON CREEK (WORLDS END CR.) ASSEMBLAGE (Primarily wetlands and pond) ----
Young (Griffing Pond) -- 3.0 +/-
Nickou -- 2.5
Hayden -- 3.78
Young (Young's Pond North) -- 12.8
GOSS/VEDDER ASSEMBLAGE (TROLLEY PATH/LONG MARSH CREEK) -- --
Vedder (3 parcels) 27.2
Berdon -- 0.25
Goss (2 parcels) 5.05
TRAP ROCK RAILROAD/PEPPERWOOD AREA -- --
North end (Branford River watershed) -- --
Town of Branford Gould Lane -- 2.7
Anderson-Wilcox North -- 0.9
Beechwood -- 6.3
South end (Pine Creek watershed) -- --
Anderson-Wilcox West -- 7.86
Anderson-Wilcox East -- 1.09
Collins -- 7.53
LOWER PINE CREEK WATERSHED (Stony Creek Road to Leetes Island Road)--
DuPont -- 2.5
Lowe (easement) -- 0.3
Anderson -- 3.92
Wies -- 11
VAN WIE ASSEMBLAGE -- --
Rose Van Wie I -- 27.3
Rose Van Wie II -- 19.6
W. & A. Van Wie I -- 8.8
W. & A. Van Wie II -- 15.4
W. & A. Van Wie III -- 9.9
W. & A. Van Wie IV -- 17.3
Town of Branford II (three parcels) -- 5.6
Sullivan/Pantani -- 1.48
Brooks R. Kelley Memorial Woods -- 30.3
Sullivan/Red Hill Road -- 2.99
FLAT ROCK/WHITEWOOD -- --
Sullivan-Lyons -- 3.8
Dumais -- 7.0 +/-
Sullivan/Ash Creek Road -- 1.9
JARVIS CREEK/STONY CREEK ----
Between Leetes Island Road and Amtrak line----
Powers -- 0.9
Palmer-Welles (four parcels) -- 4.1
Rose -- 0.7+
South of Amtrak line -- --
Washburn -- 17.8
Stony Creek Ltd. Partners -- 9.0
HOADLEY CREEK PRESERVE -- --
Medlyn (w/ Town of Branford) -- 48
Pinchot (w/ Guilford LCT ) -- 47
ISOLATED SMALL PARCELS -- --
Sturgess I -- 0.28
Welsh -- 1.81
Mattern -- 2.53
Ransome -- 0.67
Hentschel -- 2.0 +/-
Land Trust House 26 School Street 0.31
MARITIME POSSESSIONS -- --
Thimble Islands (Marine Is., Bernais Reef, Commander Rocks) --
Childers -- --
Thoms (Northford Rock) -- --
Indian Neck -- --
Foote -- --
Short Beach/Killam's Point -- --
Murphy (Green Island) -- 1.0
Davis (Umbrella Islands) -- --
-- -- --
TOTAL HOLDINGS (March 31, 2003) -- 770 +