Towers | Golde Landscape Architects and Site Planners

PARKS AND GARDENS

INTERPRETIVE CENTER &

PARK ENTRY

PUTNAM MEMORIAL STATE PARK

Redding, Connecticut

Owner:

 

 

Architect:

 

Recognition:

State of Connecticut

Dept. of Public Works

 

Nelson Edwards Cruickshank

 

AIA CT Preservation Award

The Israel Putnam Campground (later renamed Putnam Memorial Park) was created in 1887 to commemorate the place of the 1778 - 1779 winter encampment of General Putnam and his Revolutionary War soldiers. The park today serves both interpretive and recreational functions. After years of neglect, the State of Connecticut has undertaken an effort to renovate the major park structure, an 1893 picnic pavilion, into a four-season interpretive facility.

 

Site design elements included a newly designed park entry, visitor parking lot, realigned roadways, walks, as well as the restoration and relocation of a 1967 Anna Hyatt Huntington sculpture of General Putnam.

 

85 WILLOW ST NEW HAVEN CT 06511  203 773 1153

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