Known as the home of renowned circus promoter P.T. Barnum, Bridgeport also has one of the largest populations in Connecticut. But with so many parks to spend the day at, it’s hard to feel confined inside Bridgeport’s borders. Read on for the five best parks to visit while you’re here, spectacular spots that can’t be found anywhere else in Connecticut.
Stretching over 125 acres of rolling pasture, Beardsley Park is home to the state’s only zoological garden, the Beardsley Zoo. The zoo takes up only a portion of the park, though; there are so many picturesque picnic grounds and natural sights, you might forget about the zoo altogether. For example, take the Noble Avenue trail through the lush topography and you’ll see the granite-carved Setzer Memorial Bridge. Across from the zoo is Bunnell’s Pond, which opens up to a large field where you can relax and sunbathe or play frisbee with your friends.
Address and telephone number: 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610 +1 (203) 394-6565
Imagine the rolling parkland of Beardsley Park on a smaller scale, with jungle gyms of various sizes sprinkled throughout: that’s Bridgeport’s Went Field. A 10-acre park located on the West Side, Went Field has undergone extensive renovation and restoration over the past few years. Today, Went Field boasts a community plaza and promenade, an expanded playground, a pergola, a white-topped pavilion and new athletic facilities linked to nearby public schools.
Address: Bridgeport, CT 06605
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