Discover Stamford

Where to Go

Explore a new neighborhood or park with this handy guide to what’s where.

Movie Night in Mill River Park

Address: The Grand Steps in Mill River Park Phone: (203) 989-0321 Website: http://www.millriverpark.org/ As a part of Mill River Park’s summer event series, movies will be streamed on a large screen on The Grand Steps. The films are everything from new releases to some all-time favorite classics. Bring the whole family,

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Movie Night in Commons Park

Address: Commons Park, Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: (203) 846-1900 Website: http://www.harborpt.com/happening/ Enjoy films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the Commons Park lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a movie. Movies start every Wednesday at dusk (approximately 8:45pm) at Commons Park. Free movies

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Wednesday Nite Live Summer Concert Series

Address: Columbus Park, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 348-5285 Website: http://stamford-downtown.com/events/wednesday-nite-live-2/ Wednesday Nite Live is one of Stamford’s largest events of the year and features musicians of all genres in a family-friendly environment. Unlike Alive@Five, minors are welcome and no admission fee for children 12 and under. In 2016, the series

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Kiwanis Park

Address: Atlantic St, Stamford, CT 06901 So what makes a park, a park? While Kiwanis lacks the greenery that one associate with parks, like grass lawns, it does provide a gathering space for the days when gathering people will be a thing again. But if you are looking for an

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Yale & Towne Park

Address: Old Yale Pl, Stamford, CT 06902 The South End has been gentrifying by swapping out industrial-looking buildings for apartment buildings with a view. And one of the views that combines the legacy of the Yale & Towne industrial building and the retrofitted apartments is this park. The major amenity

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Dorothy Heroy Park & Pool

Address: 51 Riding Stable Trail, Stamford, CT 06903 Dorothy Heroy Park is located in  North Stamford, and north of the Merritt Parkway, at the corner of High Ridge Road and Riding Stable Trail. If you are into hiking in a fairly wooded area, this park is for you. But since

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Cove Island Park & Beach

Address: 363 Weed Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Cove Island Park features not one, but two beaches. Like much of coastal Connecticut the salt marsh and mudflats features nearby and provide a natural scenic look along a flat 1-mile walking trail loop. There are traditional lawn areas, and rocky outcrops for

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Mianus River State Park

Address: Westover Rd. Mianus River Park is a nearly 400-acre urban forest that connects Greenwich and Stamford.  Named after the Mianus River this is a nice way to connect with nature via hiking trails, streams, rocky outcrops, a wildflower garden area and even a cave. The Friends of Mianus River

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GR Art Gallery

Address: 1086 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 Phone: (203) 274-7497 Website: http://grartgalleries.com/ GR Art Gallery, is a theme-oriented contemporary art gallery, open to all ideas and techniques especially painting and printmaking. The gallery features various artist exhibitions throughout the year.

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Art at the Ferguson

Address: 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 964-1000 Website: http://www.stamfordartassociation.org/ferguson.html The Stamford Art Association curates the 4 yearly “Art at the Ferguson” exhibits at the Ferguson Library. The Ferguson Library is also home to a massive WPA mural by James Daugherty, titled “New England Tradition.” It’s part of the

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The Mayor’s Gallery

Address: 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 858-3082 Website: https://www.facebook.com/mayorsgallerystamford/ The Mayor’s Gallery is an art gallery on the 10th Floor of the Stamford Government Center and provides local area artists an opportunity to exhibit their work. Lina Morielli directs and curates 6 exhibits annually.

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Russ Hollander Jewelry Gallery

Address: 154 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 363-2200 Website: http://www.ringart.com/ Inside Russ Hollander’s brick-walled storefront, glass display cases glimmer with platinum and gold rings, earrings and necklaces. But the shop — is worlds away from your typical mall jeweler. Toward the back of the store, beyond a mahogany service

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Danger Gallery

Address: 652 Glenbrook Rd #3, Stamford, CT 06906 Website: https://dangergallery.com/ Danger Gallery is the experimental art space and studio of visual artist Holly Danger, located in the Glenbrook Industrial Park in Stamford, CT. Their mission is to collaborate with artists to create memorable experiences using contemporary visual art, technology, video installations

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Ukrainian Museum & Library

Address: 161 Glenbrook Rd, Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: (203) 323-8866 Website: http://www.ukrainianmuseumlibrary.org/ The Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford is the oldest cultural institution established by Ukrainians in North America. It is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and publications dealing with Ukrainian culture and heritage. By

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Hoyt-Barnum House Museum

Address: 1508 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 Phone: (203) 329-1183 Website: https://stamfordhistory.org/the-hoyt-barnum-house/  The Hoyt-Barnum House is a historic house museum that was listed to the U.S National Register of Historic Places in 1969. The house was originally built in 1699 by Samuel Hait (or Hoyt), this is the oldest authentic

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Stamford History Center

Address: 1508 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 Phone: (203) 329-1183 Website: https://stamfordhistory.org/ The Stamford History Center, the municipal historian of Stamford, is an educational and research institution whose primary functions are to collect, conserve, interpret, and share artifacts and information relating to greater Stamford, to engage citizens in the telling

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Stamford Art Association Gallery

Address: 39 Franklin St, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 325-1139 Website: http://www.stamfordartassociation.org/ Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. Their mission as an arts organization is to provide a forum where emerging and professional artists can discuss

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Loft Artists Association

Address: 575 Pacific St, Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: (203) 247-2027 Website: https://loftartists.org/ The Loft Artists Association (LAA) began in 1978 as the vision of 3 artists; sculptor James Jackson Burt, painter Sophia Gevas and folk art curator Dan Prince. These artists moved into the former Yale and Towne Lock Factory building

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Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

Address: 96 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901 CLOSED Phone: (888) 861-6791 Website: http://www.alvarezgallery.com/ The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery was a contemporary art gallery located on Bedford Street. You can still find pop up exhibits at their website.

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Old Town Hall WPA Art Gallery

Old Town Hall features numerous WPA-era murals by artists such as James Daugherty, Arthur Gibson Hull, and Delos Palmer, as well as outdoor sculptures by Reuben Nakian, and James Knowles. The three-story building was constructed in the very popular Beaux-Arts style. Its original purpose was to house the office of

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UCONN Stamford Art Gallery

Address: 1 University Pl, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 251-8400 Website: https://artgallery.stamford.uconn.edu/ The purpose of the UConn Stamford Art Gallery is to support the University’s educational mission by stimulating active learning and dialogue about the arts and the creative process. In fact, Faculty members have brought their classes into the gallery

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The Glass House – Philip Johnson House

Address: 199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840 Phone: (203) 594-9884 Website: http://theglasshouse.org/ The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut, on the border of Stamford, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House

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Franklin Street Works Contemporary Art Space & Cafe

Address: 41 Franklin St, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 595-5211 Website: http://www.franklinstreetworks.org/ Franklin Street Works is an award-winning, not-for-profit contemporary art space and café that creates original museum-quality exhibitions and engaging educational programs. The organization’s goals include broadening community participation in the arts, contributing to a larger arts dialogue, and cultivating

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Bow Tie Cinemas Landmark 9

Address: 5 Landmark Square, Stamford, CT 06905 Phone: (203) 324-3100 Website: https://www.bowtiecinemas.com/landmark-9/info Nine screens showing first-run films. All digital projectors and sound.

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Bow Tie Cinemas Majestic 6

Address: 118 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 323-1690 Website: https://www.bowtiecinemas.com/majestic-6 Six auditoriums showing first-run films. All digital projection and sound. Convenient parking located in the Summer Street garage behind the theater.

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Shakespeare on the Green

Address: 1349 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905 Phone: (203) 329-8207 Website: https://www.curtaincallinc.com/ Nestled among the pine trees of the Sterling Farms complex on Newfield Avenue, Stamford, Shakespeare on the Green is a unique experience for the community to participate in and enjoy the works of William Shakespeare, and it’s free! Productions are

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The Amadeus Performance Space

Address: 46-50 Magee Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: (203) 569-5078 Website: https://www.facebook.com/AmadeusPerformanceSpace/ A performance venue for classical and jazz piano, chamber, and voice with a wonderful acoustic, over 200 seats, dance floor, with a lighting & sound engineer. This Industrial-Chic performance space set in a piano restoration factory and recording studio

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Curtain Call/Kweskin Theatre

Address: 1349 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905 Phone: (203) 329-8207 Website: https://www.curtaincallinc.com/ As Stamford’s longest-running and only year ’round, nonprofit producing theatre company, Curtain Call offers 10 to 12 full-scale productions each year in their two venues: The Kweskin Theatre – a 184-seat traditional auditorium and The Dressing Room Theatre – a 100-seat

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“The People’s Court” TV Studio Taping

Address: 470 West Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: (203) 399-0058 Website: http://peoplescourt.com/ For Free Tickets: http://peoplescourt.com/tickets/ Court is in session! The honorable Judge Marilyn Milian presides over the multiple Emmy award-winning show “The People’s Court.” Milian continues to dispense justice and provide legal insight in the courtroom where justice and reality collide. Be part

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NBCUniversal TV Studio Tapings

Address: 307 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (866) 290-3435 Website: http://stamfordmediacenter.com/ For Free Tickets: http://stamfordtvtickets.com/ In April 2009, NBCUniversal moved the production operations of Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show to Stamford, from New York and Chicago respectively, in order to capitalize on Connecticut’s Film and TV

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Avon Theatre Film Center

Address: 272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 967-3660 Website: http://www.avontheatre.org/ The Avon Theatre features the best of independent, world and documentary films, foreign and Hollywood classics and educational programming that enhances the cultural richness of the downtown Stamford community. The Avon Theatre Film Center is a non-profit, member-supported cultural hub, dedicated

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Alive@Five Summer Concert Series

Address: Columbus Park, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 348-5285 Website: http://stamford-downtown.com/events/alivefive Alive@Five is CT’s premiere concert series with national headlining acts, taking place in Columbus Park in Stamford, CT on six Thursdays throughout the summer. The concert series is 21+ with alcohol being served at various restaurants within the concert area. Since 1995, Stamford

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The Palace Theatre

Address: 61 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 325-4466 Website: https://palacestamford.org/ The Palace Theatre, a 1,580-seat Thomas Lamb-designed vaudeville house, was acclaimed as “Connecticut’s Most Magnificent” when it opened in 1927. It was restored and re-opened in 1983 for live theatre, opera, dance, comedy and concerts, plus art exhibitions in the Sackler

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Veterans Memorial Park

Address: 130 Atlantic St, Stamford CT 06901 Website: http://www.vprstamford.org Veterans Memorial Park is currently being renovated to include with space for quiet reflection as well as public events. The new park will have an enhanced plaza with red pavers in the center and five white stars, representing the five branches of

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Carwin Park

Address: Spruce St, Stamford, CT 06902 Located in Stamford’s West Side neighborhood, Carwin Park provides citizen a relaxing respite on summer days. This quaint 1.4-acre urban park provides both a playground and a water spray for children to play in. You can also enjoy music in the park during the

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Barrett Park

Address: Burdick St, Stamford, CT 06905 Located in the heart of residential Stamford, Barrett Park is the perfect place to take your children. The six-acre park features a playground, a baseball field, and basketball courts for fun activities with the family. Then, feel free to cool off underneath the picnic

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McKeithen Park

Address: 134 Lawn Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 McKeithan Park is a community park located in Stamford’s East Side neighborhood. Volunteers came together in 2015 to construct a brand new playground in the 1-acre park. The City of Stamford, along with its community and corporate sponsors, developed the design of the

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Scalzi Park

Address: 97 Bridge St, Stamford, CT 06902 Scalzi Park is the largest recreational area within the Stamford city limits. It features tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, and baseball and softball fields, running and hiking trails as well as a bocce ball arena. It also houses Cubeta Stadium, which is home to

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Lione Park

Address: Merrell Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Lione Park is a 9.2-acre property situated between Merrell and Stillwater Avenue adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford. The park contains a variety of courts and fields for all sorts of recreational events, including two tennis courts, a soccer field, baseball/cricket

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Latham Park

Address: Walton Pl, Stamford, CT 06901 Located in the heart of Downtown Stamford, Latham Park serves as a hub for many community events. The half-acre park provides an open green space for events such as farmers markets, yoga, or food and drink festivals. There are also movable chairs, chess tables,

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Chestnut Hill Park

Address: 354 Chestnut Hill Rd, Stamford, CT 06902 Chestnut Hill is a great family friendly park located in North Stamford. The park features a recently renovated playground, tons of open space and plenty of picnic areas. Chestnut Hill is also the home to local little league baseball, with a snack

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Jackie Robinson Park

Address: Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Jackie Robinson Park is a small but charming recreation area located on the city’s west side. It features tall trees, park benches and a bronze statue of the Brooklyn Dodger legend himself. The facility is open until sunset.

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Northrop Park

Address: 398 Glenbrook Rd, Stamford, CT 06906 Located in the Glenbrook neighborhood, Northrup Park is filled with public sports facilities and a perfect place to spend an active afternoon. The 2.4 park is home to a basketball court, a playground, and one of Stamford’s many Little League fields.

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Boccuzzi Park & Beach

Address: 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Located in the Waterside neighborhood of Stamford, Boccuzzi Park is a 12-acre coastal park that includes a playground, softball field, basketball court, two tennis courts, a beach and a marina. SoundWaters, an environmental education organization, has a long-term lease with exclusive rights to

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Czescik Marina Park

Address: Harbor Dr, Stamford, CT 06902 Czecscik Park is a spacious grassy park located in the Shippan neighborhood. This 8.2-acre park is a perfect location to bring a blanket and have a nice relaxing picnic on a weekend afternoon. There is also a municipal marina where citizens can dock their

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Stamford Dog Park

Address: 39 Courtland Avenue Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: (203) 425-9782 Website: stamforddogpark.com The Stamford Dog Park is a nonprofit, all-volunteer dog park. The dog park, inaugurated in 2009, is made up of two enclosed areas, one for larger dogs, and one for smaller ones. The small dog park is restricted to

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Kosciuszko Park

Address: 200 Elmcroft Rd, Stamford, CT 06902 This 18-acre waterfront peninsula has become a mecca for dog walkers and people looking to go for long walks. The park features a playground, pavilion and grills for picnics and barbecues, and a baseball & soccer field. Feel free to ride your bike,

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Columbus Park

Address: Main St, Stamford, CT 06901 This small urban park is home to one of the largest music events in the northeast. The Alive@Five Summer Concert Series, hosted by Stamford Downtown, sees world class performers such as Cee Lo Green, Plain White T’s, Foreigner, Boyz II Men, Sugar Ray, and

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Newman Mills Park

Address: 310 Riverbank Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 Newman Mills Park, also known as Riverbank Park, is a 7.6 acre property in northwest Stamford. Originally the site of a grist mill owned by Nathaniel Newman in 1726 until it burned down in 1969, the park has since become a summer destination

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Commons Park

Address: Commons Park S, Stamford, CT 06902 Commons Park in Harbor Point is a park in the middle of everything. Surrounded by modern, high-end apartments and offices, this lush green space is a little getaway. This dog-loving park features biking and walking paths, a playground, Walter’s World Famous Hot Dog’s Hut,

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Address: 39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 Phone: (203) 322-1646 Website: http://stamfordmuseum.org/ The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a

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West Beach

Address: Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Located on Stamford’s coast, Cummings Park is 79 acres and West Beach is 26 acres. While there is a small neighborhood between them, they are connected by Cummings Marina. Together, the two parks include two beaches, a pond, six ball fields, two side-by-side soccer

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Cummings Park & Beach

Address: Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Cummings Park is a beautiful, 79-acre park on Long Island Sound. Visitors can enjoy the beach, pavilions, snack bar, boardwalk and fishing pier. While there is a small neighborhood between them, they are connected by Cummings Marina. Together, the two parks include two beaches,

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Fort Stamford

Address: 900 Westover RdStamford, CT 06902 Website: https://fortstamfordpark.org/ Fort Stamford is a 5-acre historic site established during the American Revolution as a strategic permanent fortification to protect the Stamford-Greenwich area from attack by British forces. The fort was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and some of the

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E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course

Address: 451 Stillwater Rd, Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: (203) 324-4185 Website: https://www.brennangolf.com/ E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course is a 70-acre course located at 451 Stillwater Road and features 18 challenging holes, and a restaurant called Zody’s 19th Hole. Opened in 1925, this course has become a part of Stamford’s history and

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Sterling Farms Golf Course

Address: 1349 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905 Phone: (203) 461-9090 Website: http://sterlingfarmsgc.com/ Sterling Farms Golf Course is a 144-acre public facility opened in 1972 that offers an 18-hole course, driving range and other amenities. The property also houses a non-profit theatre company that offers 10 to 12 productions year-round, including a

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Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

Address: 151 Brookdale Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 Phone: (203) 322-6971 Website: https://www.bartlettarboretum.org/ The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens contains 93 acres of parkland, gardens, landscapes, and hiking trails that focus on the regional plants, ecology and character of Southwestern New England. The mission of the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is to provide

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Mill River Park

Address: 1055 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 989-0321 Website: http://www.millriverpark.org/ Formerly a polluted, derelict riverfront, Mill River Park and Greenway is now a verdant, animated civic space that mends the ecological and social fabric of downtown Stamford, Connecticut. Working closely with engineers and ecologists, the team conceived of a

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