lm City Parks Conservancy (ECPC) is a not-for-profit parks advocacy organization serving the New Haven parks system. Our mission is to strengthen public awareness of and participation in the city’s parks. Our methods include building partnerships with individuals, park friends groups and other community-based organizations, and sharing resources.
ECPC’s scope is as broad as the New Haven Parks System, a network of over 100 parks and green spaces. We work to enhance all of New Haven’s parks and monuments, from the smallest parcels, such as Kimberly Square’s ghost ship monument, to the largest, like East Rock Park’s four hills and 425 acres.
The partnering of ECPC with the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees provides many opportunities for new programs, new monies and new ideas, that can positively influence the direction, management and shape of our beloved parks and monuments. ECPC is a regular presence at public hearings and park events. From individual park festivals to city-wide planning meetings, ECPC provides support, information and advocacy assistance for New Haven park users.
An all-volunteer Board of Directors governs ECPC.