Town Greens Survey

Explore the state’s finest green spaces with the Trust’s Town Greens website.

Check out our website, where we have documented 172 significant town greens in every corner of the state.  Explore diverse town greens through virtual tours, reports, and more!

Be they tiny churchyards, rural parks, or urban plazas, these “living artifacts” are an invaluable heritage resource.  They are icons of history, tradition, and community that may do more to identify the state as part of New England than almost any other element of the landscape.  Early Colonial greens and their many modern incarnations are a powerful presence in every county and region.  They not only preserve a legacy of architecture and town planning, but also cultural institutions and reassuring rituals, from high school graduations to band concerts, that are all essential to the Connecticut character.  As park, town square, memorial ground, and civic plaza, the green is a public landscape that belongs to everyone.

To experience the green is to experience Connecticut. Click here to see our other surveys. 

Explore quintessential Connecticut town greens.

Our Town Greens website has all the information you need on Connecticut’s best public spaces.

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