Fulton Park, Waterbury CT A Special Place For All

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Fulton Park, Waterbury CT A Special Place For All

Located 90 miles from another famous recreational venue is the largest municipal park in the Greater Waterbury CT area. Fulton park has the distinction of also being designed  by the Olmsted Brothers, the successor landscape architecture firm to Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned designer of New York City’s Central Park and recognized as “Father of American Landscape architecture.” 

 

In the early 1900's Waterbury was a center for brass manufacturing as well as the feeders businesses that were necessary to keep them running. It was known as the Brass Capital of the World and kept that distinction until the use of plastics and aluminum replaced many of the former brass products.

 

One of those industrialists, William Fulton, acquired land around a reservoir which was no longer used by the city. He contracted with the Olsmted brothers and in 1920 Fulton and the city agreed to jointly fund the park which was constructed over the next five years. The Fulton family then donated the whole park to the city and dedicated it to their recently deceased son, Lewis. A large stone at the entrance to the park at the intersection of Cooke and Pine bears a plaque carrying this information.

 

While the park may not be as well known as it's big sister in The City, it is still a popular location and destination for all.

With 70 acres of space, there is a lot of distractions to the eye to justify a visit. Many a wedding photo has been taken along it's scenic paths, or within some of the stone structures that are located in the park.

 

 

There are paved trails throughout the park, many crisscrossing along the way. There are 3 large natural ponds within the park and aerators attempt to keep it fresh.

For more vigorous activities, there are baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, splash pads for cooling in the summer and play scapes the younger park goers.

In the winter, the ponds will freeze and may be cleaned off for skaters and to warm up there is a refurbished warming hut

When originally built, there were massive flower gardens around the park and it was attended to by a full time gardening staff who grew their flowers at a greenhouse on the edge of the park's grounds.

Fulton Park, Waterbury CT A Special Place For All 

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Comments (17)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ed, 

What a wonderful post and wonderful photos.  I had no idea who had designed New York's Central Park, and how lucky to have the Fulton Park to enjoy in your neck of the woods. A

Apr 16, 2021 01:34 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A the park is huge and just taking the photos I walked almost 2 miles.  The flowers are starting to blossom as well. 

Apr 16, 2021 02:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed looks like Fulton Park has something for everyone in the family.

Apr 16, 2021 02:29 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ed 

Fulton Park looks like a fun place to enjoy the outdoors all season long. Looks like a perfect place for a wedding on a beautiful afternoon. I read that it is very difficult to book weddings now and this might be a great solution.

 

Thank you for your another entry in our April Challenge 

 

Apr 16, 2021 03:40 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, it was a busy place when I was taking the photos the other day. Kids in the playscape, joggers a couple of kids playing basketball and a few people just sitting on the benches

Apr 16, 2021 04:48 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hannah, I have driven by and seen all manner of people taking wedding photos and some years back had a cousin taking her photos there as well.

Apr 16, 2021 04:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ed- I love all of your photos!!!! And isn't it wonderful when individuals work with communities to give back through parks!!! Everyone is a winner.  

Apr 16, 2021 07:22 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are beautiful scenes, Ed.  It looks like a wonderful place to spend a spring day.

Apr 16, 2021 11:47 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Ed, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Apr 16, 2021 11:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a lovely park, Ed... and I loved the connection to my hometown's Central Park, which was essentially my backyard for decades.

Apr 17, 2021 05:02 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks like a very nice park and if I lived near there you would likely find me on the tennis courts from time to time!

Apr 17, 2021 06:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - thank you for the history, the photos and the description of Fulton Park in Waterbury Connecticut.  What a wonderful community asset that certainly enriches the area.  

Apr 17, 2021 06:19 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy, when I see the stone walls it is very similar to scenes we see in movies of Central Park

Apr 17, 2021 04:14 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Myrl, it is very peaceful and there are benches throughout the park to just sit and appreciate.

Thank you for the recognition

Apr 17, 2021 04:15 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina, there are stone walks, and bridges that may well have been the models for Central Park. It is a pleasant place

Apr 17, 2021 04:17 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brian, there were at least 4 courts and all empty

Apr 17, 2021 04:17 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Michael it is a pleasant park and is adjacent to one of the more storied sections of town

Apr 17, 2021 04:19 PM